Pass rusher Whitney Mercilus agreed to a deal with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday, according to reports.
Mercilus was released Tuesday by the Houston Texans. Mercilus has 57 sacks in 134 career games (102 starts) since being selected by the Texans with the 26th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.
The NFC North-leading Packers have 14 sacks in six games and have made other attempts to address their pass rush.
Mercilus, 31, said upon his release he wanted to latch on with a team likely to play in the postseason.
"As far as it goes, (I'd like) to be with a team that has a chance to make it to the playoffs, to make it to the Super Bowl," he said. "To be with a contender honestly is the direction that I want to go."
--Field Level Media