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Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus named Week 2 AFC Defensive Player of the Week

On Wednesday, Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in aiding the Texans' victory over the Jaguars in Week 2 The former 2012 first-round pick collected 2.0 sacks and two forced fumbles in the Texans’ first victory of 2019 Mercilus now owns 11 games with 2.0-plus sacks, which is third-most in team history behind defensive ends Watt (24) and Mario Williams (12) The weekly award is the first for the 29-year-old since he was named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week for Week 1 in 2016
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