GREEN BAY, Wis. -- AP -- The Green Bay Packers signed veteran outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus in hopes of boosting not only their pass rush but their championship hopes.

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A first-round pick by the Houston Texans in 2012, Mercilus had 57 sacks in nine-plus seasons. He has three sacks this season, but only one season of eight-plus sacks in his career. That was 2015, when he had 12. The Texans released the 31-year-old Mercilus this week.

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