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Injuries Provide Opportunity for Top Pick Mercilus
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In the NFL, opportunity knocks in the cruelest of ways. Injuries, inevitable in this violent game, open doors. Brooks Reed walked through one as a rookie last year when Mario Williams tore a pectoral muscle. Now with Reed off to rehab because of a severe groin strain suffered in Detroit, another rookie, Whitney Mercilus, crosses the same threshold.

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