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Whitney Mercilus; 4yr Contract Extension.

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Ericstocracy, May 4, 2015.

  1. Ericstocracy

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Texans?src=hash">#Texans</a> agree on a four year contract extension with Whitney Mercilus. <a href="http://t.co/GcrIFCaLae">http://t.co/GcrIFCaLae</a> <a href="http://t.co/1NGixHt4st">pic.twitter.com/1NGixHt4st</a></p>&mdash; PDS (@PatDStat) <a href="https://twitter.com/PatDStat/status/595355807681630208">May 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
  2. Ericstocracy

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Texans?src=hash">#Texans</a> have agreed to a four-year deal with outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus.</p>&mdash; Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) <a href="https://twitter.com/taniaganguli/status/595355375861391360">May 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Texans give Whitney Mercilus a 4-year extension.</p>&mdash; Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/595355268625530881">May 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Texans argee to 4 four year extension with OLB Whitney Mercilus.</p>&mdash; John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL/status/595355072059473920">May 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Now e know why Texans didn't pick up 5th-year option on Mercilus: They were working out a new deal with him.</p>&mdash; John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL/status/595355243526782976">May 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
  3. DonnyMost

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    iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinteresting.
     
  4. Ericstocracy

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mercilus's four-year extension is for $26 million. He's under contract until 2019. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Texans?src=hash">#Texans</a></p>&mdash; Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) <a href="https://twitter.com/taniaganguli/status/595356554674700288">May 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    Good deal.
     
  5. Ericstocracy

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">For the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Texans?src=hash">#Texans</a> and DE Whitney Mercilus, it’s a 4-year deal worth $26M with $10.5M guaranteed. He gets this and no fifth-year option.</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/595357506689314816">May 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
  6. conquistador#11

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    no doubt about it. romeo and vrabel always raved about him, along with nfl network's mayock. he single handedly kept us in the steelers game, second on the team in hits and "stuffs".

    Brooks and crick are next. But hey let's look the other way because rick smith is the Gm.
     
  7. Ericstocracy

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    Really like it. He's our only productive and healthy starting OLB. He's been steadily improving, and I think he'll continue to do so under RAC and Vrabel. Didn't let him hit FA to drive up the price either. Not bad.
     
  8. rocketpower2

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    I like this deal. Ascending player that is still a bit unproven so fair value.

    Nice to not have to pick up that $8.5MM option.
     
  9. conquistador#11

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    however, if he gets illegally cut blocked, the reaction by all will be...WTF texans what were you thinking!:p
     
  10. Ericstocracy

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    Definitely. I'm very high on both Brooks and Crick. Brooks could be an all pro eventually, and Crick is an average/above average starter in the league that's continued to improve.
     
  11. Ericstocracy

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    lol, At least it isn't an extension worth $8mil/yr. You can walk away from this contract much more easily. Just hope Cush can return to like 80% of what he was and I'd be good.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Whitney Mercilus' four-year extension (2016-2019) is $26 million, including $10.8 guaranteed.He gets a $5.25 million signing bonus.</p>&mdash; John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL/status/595357778744455168">May 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
  13. kaleidosky

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    solid deal at first glance
     
  14. sugrlndkid

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    team friendly deals??? I like it...:)

    Watt
    Crick
    Wilfork
    Mercilus
    Clowney (possibly?)
     
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    Brooks Reed is gone
     
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    Can someone explain this to me?

    Does that mean he gets $10.8M guaranteed and $5.25m signing bonus or is the $5.25 including in the $10.8?
     
  17. mario_v

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    I'm surprised so many are in favor of this move. I thought fans did not like him.

    I personally am a fan of his. He has been inconsistent but I think he has the talent, speed and athleticism to be the black clay Matthews.
     
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    Brandon Brooks.
     
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    It is included. I am not a fan of big signing bonuses because of dead money possibilities so this is fine. All of the other guaranteed money should be fulfilled by Year 2.
     
  20. J Sizzle

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    Seems a liiiiiiiiiittle pricy for him, IMO, but not a bad deal at all. Can't argue with some cost certainty and security going forward.
     

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