Christopher Price of WEEI.com reported on Wednesday that free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens is apparently interested in playing here in New England.

According to the report Owens said Wednesday in an interview with WJMN Radio that he’d “definitely be open” to playing for the Patriots.

“People think that they have that perception about me. Of course. Any receiver … what receiver that’s out there that’s had great stats, great careers that didn’t want the ball? I’m no different,” Owens said. “But of course — I mean, you’ve got Brady there. You’ve got the great mind, coach Belichick.

“I’m like LeBron. I can go there and take less of a role, take less money and put everything aside and make it work.”

Up to this point Owens hasn’t received any interested from other teams, and blames the fact he’s still unemployed on perceptions about his past behavior that he feels should no longer be an issue.  Belichick has a history of being able to bring guys in line and have them focused on one goal, and that’s winning.  Whether or not he could keep Owens in line is another issue.