Petrus was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round in 2010 and got into 11 regular-season games his rookie year, with no starts. He won a championship ring as part of the Super Bowl XLVI team.
He would be released in 2012, spending a short time on practice squads for the Patriots and Tennessee Titans, but never played again in a game.
Petrus was a standout for the Arkansas Razorbacks, prior to being drafted by the Giants.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Mitch Petrus did not play in an National Football League game after was released by the Giants. He also had an interest in politics, serving as Republican state Senator Jonathan Dismang's chief of staff during the legislature's 2018 session, when Dismang was the chamber's president.
Oil prices regain little ground lost in previous session
Distillate stockpiles grew by 5.7 million barrels, much more than expectations for a 613,000-barrel increase, the EIA data showed. USA officials also said on Wednesday they were unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized, or rescued.