Jeff Howe was not happy with how Gary Tanguay has portrayed how he feels about the Patriots pursuing Adrian Peterson.
Howe says Tanguay lied about Howe's stance on Peterson.
"My stance has not changed. I think as a football player, he is worth taking a risk on," Howe said Tuesday on Early Edition. "If Robert Kraft wanted to step in and say, 'Absolutely not, not for my team,' or any other owner, I would respect that. I think that's perfectly reasonable and acceptable -- admirable even."
Tanguay then rolled the audio of Howe on a podcast talking about Peterson. It was the audio Tanguay referenced on Monday night on Early Edition where he criticized Howe.
"So if you can get Adrian Peterson or Jamaal Charles for 3 million bucks and you have the cap room the Patriots have and you have the potential to really hit a home run with that kind of signing, is anyone going to object to that?" Howe asked in the podcast.
Howe added on the show Tuesday that he was "talking football."
Marc Bertrand, who said he would not be OK with the Patriots signing Peterson, asked for clarity whether Howe would approve of New England potentialially adding Peterson.
"I think it would be a good football move," Howe said.
Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.
Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.
The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.
More to come...
Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment.
Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".
Click here to listen and see how he did.