Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans claimed guard Mitch Petrus off waivers from the New England Patriots and placed guard Steve Hutchinson (knee) on injured reserve on Wednesday.
Petrus (6-foot-3, 315 pounds) was originally a fifth-round selection from the University of Arkansas by the New York Giants in the 2010 NFL Draft.
In three NFL seasons, he has played in 29 career games, including four postseason games and three starts for the Giants.
After week eight this year, he was waived by the Giants and signed by the New England Patriots on November 13th, and he played in two games for the Patriots. In his college career at Arkansas, Petrus started his final 25 games at guard and earned All-SEC honors from the coaches as a senior.
Hutchinson, a 12-year NFL veteran, suffered the injury in Sunday’s game against Houston. His placement on IR will conclude his first season with the Titans that included 12 starts.