Whitney Mercilus: Coming to Packers “pumps new life” into me

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Whitney Mercilus spent his entire NFL career with one team before the Texans released him this week and he’s enjoying his first chance to spend time with another club.

Mercilus officially signed with the Packers on Thursday and said he also heard from the Steelers and Chiefs before choosing Green Bay. Mercilus said the Packers’ 5-1 record was a factor along with being in an atmosphere where “you’re being appreciated and they’re doing everything to invest in you and you want to invest back into that.”

“Not each franchise is equal in regards to everybody loves to do their different thing,” Mercilus said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “With that being said, I’m just grateful to be here, been accepted with open arms, love it. The energy, it’s amazing. Honestly it’s like, I don’t know, it just pumps new life [into you] because I’ve only see the same four walls for years and to see something different is pretty cool.”

The Packers haven’t said if Mercilus will play against Washington this weekend, but they are short on healthy edge rushers so Mercilus should get his chance sooner rather than later.

11 responses to “Whitney Mercilus: Coming to Packers “pumps new life” into me

  1. The packers defense is so bad they just as well plug in people from the stands to play and it probably would be the same result.

  2. This is great.
    The Packers are planning ahead for tackle football, while everyone else, oddly enough, seems to be busy playing checkers and chess for some unknown reason.

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  4. harianus1985 says what?
    October 21, 2021 at 7:57 pm
    The packers defense is so bad they just as well plug in people from the stands to play and it probably would be the same result
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Through six games the Packer defense is ranked No.4 in total yards allowed (the benchmark used by the NFL…..the folks that own the show.) Total yards allowed, passing yards allowed, and rushing yards allowed each rank higher than the Minnesota Viking defense.

  5. S tellarperformance says:
    October 22, 2021 at 9:35 am
    harianus1985 says what?
    October 21, 2021 at 7:57 pm
    The packers defense is so bad they just as well plug in people from the stands to play and it probably would be the same result
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Through six games the Packer defense is ranked No.4 in total yards allowed (the benchmark used by the NFL…..the folks that own the show.) Total yards allowed, passing yards allowed, and rushing yards allowed each rank higher than the Minnesota Viking defense.
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    Also according to nfl.com – the way you read stats Aaron Rodgers is the 23rd ranked qb since they sort by yards.

  6. RMoss84HOF says:
    October 22, 2021 at 11:32
    Also according to nfl.com – the way you read stats Aaron Rodgers is the 23rd ranked qb since they sort by yards.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    It’s not the way I read stats, it’s the way the NFL reads stats………..and it’s their show. I’m delighted the division-leading Packers are winning handily with a balanced attack and is not a Rodgers-dependent offense.

    Which brings up the point; Viking Fan should never complain about the league-leading game-manager quarterbacking their team.

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