Whitney Mercilus

Bears defense. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Football 101 On ‘Multiple’ Looks Of Defenses

Our expert breaks down what the buzzwords the Bears are using actually mean.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Alshon Jeffery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Alshon Jeffery Among NFL’s Most Improved Players

The light goes on at different times for players.

670 The Score–08/27/2013

Whitney Mercilus. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Texans Take DE Mercilus At No. 26

Looking for another pass rusher and more linebacker depth, the Houston Texans selected Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus with the 26th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

Mike Adams. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hoge: 2012 Bears Mock Draft 2.0

The NFL Draft is just two weeks away and we’ve seen a number of changes since my first Bears mock draft.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Whitney Mercilus. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: NFL Mock Draft 2.0

Twenty days and counting until the 77th annual meeting of NFL franchises to select eligible football players.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

Whitney Mercilus rushes against Jack Mewhort. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini’s Mercilus To Enter NFL Draft

Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus announced Tuesday he will enter the NFL draft.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

Wisconsin v Illinois

No. 15 Wisconsin Rallies To Beat Illinois, 28-17

Wisconsin’s offense was sputtering and pesky Illinois looked primed to end its losing streak when Badgers coach Bret Bielema made his team a bold locker room promise.


Whitney Mercilus. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini DE Mercilus Named Bronko Nagurski Finalist

Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus was named a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given to the nation’s best defensive player.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) makes his way through the Arizona State defense while running the option during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Champaign. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Illinois Holds Off No. 22 Arizona State 17-14

Illinois sacked Arizona State’s Brock Osweiler six times and turned one into a touchdown in a 17-14 win over the No. 22 Sun Devils on Saturday night.