Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year and his preparation for the momentous occasion as already begun as he has reportedly fired his original agent.
According to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal, Sanders has parted ways with Jordan Woy, who has been his representation since being drafted by the Steelers in the third-round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Sanders, who had a career year in 2013 in his first full season as a starter in Pittsburgh, figures to be one of the top five free agent wide receivers available this offseason and there is already rumblings that the New York Jets will have interest in signing him.
Last offseason, Sanders was a restricted free agent and the Steelers tendered him at an original round level. After the SMU product signed a one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet with the New England Patriots, the Steelers decided to match it and retain his services instead of receiving a third-round draft pick as compensation for his loss.
During his four seasons in Pittsburgh, Sanders has recorded 161 catches for 2,030 yards and 11 touchdowns in 56 regular-season games played.
There is no word as of yet as to who will represent Sanders moving forward.