Whitney Mercilus Restructures His Awful Contract With the Texans
Whitney Mercilus horrific contract extension looks like it will be shortened down to one more, very expensive season. ^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Fast forward to the actual season itself, and the Texans paid Mercilus a boatload of money in 2020 for 21 tackles in 13 games. Cutting Mercilus one year into his extension would have resulted in a bigger cap hit than keeping him. https://t.co/2aNtP3SWJN — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 24, 2021If nothing else, Mercilus' contract restructure, which essentially makes him a free agent after the 2021 season is over, is a reminder that the purge of this roster is probably a two-year process.houstonpress.com
McCown with Texans 19 seasons after hoping to join team
In 2002 the Houston Texans were an expansion team preparing for their first season and McCown had just wrapped up his college career at nearby Sam Houston State. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)HOUSTON – In 2002, the Houston Texans were an expansion team preparing for their first season and Josh McCown had just wrapped up his college career at nearby Sam Houston State. Nineteen seasons and nine teams later, the quarterback finally got his wish when he signed with the Texans this month to be their third quarterback behind Deshaun Watson and AJ McCarron. I followed it closely because it was another team in Texas,” McCown said. Since McCown has been in the NFL since the Texans became a team, it’s no surprise that at 41 he’s by far the oldest player on the team.