Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus has been dealing with a back injury this entire week. Mercilus is not expected to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday due to his lingering back issue, leaving the Texans thin at outside linebacker. This could be the first game Mercilus has missed since 2014.
Mercilus on the season has 48 total tackles, a team-leading 5.5 sacks, 19 quarterbacks hits, and 11 tackles for loss. He also has 4 fumble recoveries on the season.
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