Pats pick up Mitch Petrus

AP

In what could be a strong to quite strong hint that guard Logan Mankins will miss some time with an ankle injury suffered on Sunday against the Bills, the Patriots have signed free-agent guard Mitch Petrus.

The team announced the move on Tuesday.

Petrus was waived by the Giants earlier this month, when the defending Super Bowl champs needed to create a roster spot for tight end Travis Beckum.  A fourth-round pick in 2010, Petrus appeared in six games this season and six games with three starts in 2011.

He also appeared in every postseason game, including New York’s win over New England in Super Bowl XLVI.

Mankins was seen leaving Gillette Stadium in a walking boot after Sunday’s game.

12 responses to “Pats pick up Mitch Petrus

  1. Kid was good last year, but horrible this year. I was shocked he actually made the 53 man roster after his preseason performance. Maybe he’ll be able to get it back together with the Pats, but I doubt it.

  2. the Faketriots are gonna need all the help they can when Luck and the Colts come running into New Eng-lame

  3. Marcus is a great run blocker but he needs work in pass protection. You’ll see him on the field in goal line sets and obvious run situations.

    I don’t think you’ll ever see him at guard though. He played his entire college career at tackle and he seems most comfortable there. The same things were said about Matt Light when he first got drafted.

    All the stuff about him playing guard was all just draft “experts” running their mouths. I don’t think there was ever any intention by the Pats to play him there.

    Also this article fails to mention that Dan Connolly was also injured in the game against the Bills, although his injury apparently isn’t as severe.

  4. “the Faketriots are gonna need all the help they can when Luck and the Colts come running into New Eng-lame”

    Faketriots…? New Eng-lame…?

    You sound like a jealous child, troll.

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