The Morning Fix: Whitney Mercilus’ versatility is huge for the Texans

Jan 7, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) celebrates a sack in the third quarter against Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook (8) in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 7, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) celebrates a sack in the third quarter against Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook (8) in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Houston! Here is your daily morning dose of Houston Texans’ news.

As our Chad Martin pointed out on Tuesday, it is a make or break year for offensive lineman Xavier Su’a-Filo.

I think there’s a chance Lamar Miller could reach 2,000 yards, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

Here’s some more news:

Breaking down Texans’ deals for Breno Giacomini, Sio Moore [Houston Chronicle]

THe Texans still have plenty cap room after signing Giacomini and Moore.

Texans pass rusher Whitney Mercilus ‘can beat you several ways’ [Houston Chronicle]

The scary thing is that Mercilus might be the third best player on the Texans’ defense.

2017 Houston Texans Salary Cap Update: Still Tons Of Cap Space [Battle Red Blog]

More from Toro Times

Brian Cushing still valuable piece of Texans defense [Texans Wire]

Cushing is a solid player, but he has a lot to prove if he wants to stay on the Texans’ roster past this season.

How DeAndre Hopkins’ next contract should look [Texans Wire]

I also recently gave my own thoughts on what Hopkins’ next contract will look like and I came up with the same conclusion.

NFL 2017: 20 Players with best chance at 2,000 receiving yards [NFL Spin Zone]

I wouldn’t expect DeAndre Hopkins to reach 2,000 yards with the Texans likely being a run-first team in 2017.