Emmanuel Sanders fires agent, expected to be highly coveted in free agency by teams with a short passing game


RUMBLINGS: BRONCOS, JETS, EAGLES TO CHASE SANDERS IN FREE AGENCY? Pending free agent WR Emmanuel Sanders has fired his Texas based agent Jordan Woy. High profile agent Drew Rosenhaus who reps Sanders close friend Antonio Brown, is among the shortlist of agents Sanders is considering signing with and the Steelers wide out will be permitted to officially sign with a new agent next week, sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports.

Emmanuel Sanders targeted 12 times in loss to Titans


Emmanuel Sanders (7 REC – 57 Yds) hauled in 7 catches for 57 yards, including a long catch of 20 yards in the Steelers 16-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon. Sanders in a full-time starters role for the first time in his career, was targeted a team-high 12 times in the loss. The way Sanders produced today is how his career has gone. He showed some flashes but struggles to come up with tough catches, losing many 1-on-1 battles for balls. That is a continued theme for Sanders and why the Steelers gave no consideration to signing him to an extension.

Steelers-Thursday: Emmanuel Sanders has gained appreciation of training camp, expecting big year


By Chris Adamski LATROBE — There’s a fair percentage of NFL veterans who loathe training camp. Emmanuel Sanders was miserable during his second camp last year… but not because of the monotony or the drills or the dorm life. Sanders had a pair of bad feet heading into the 2011 camp. He was in pain and fell behind in his workouts and on the depth chart. Healthy once again, Sanders vowed never to again take camp for granted. “Oh my God, you have no idea, man,” Sanders said after the walkthrough practice Thursday morning. “Last year around this time I was down and out. Now, I have an appreciation for training camp. A lot of those guys are like, ‘Argh, I gotta go to training camp.’ I’m like, ‘Yes! Let’s go to training camp! I’m healthy, I’m finally here.’ So you know I’m enjoying it each day.” Taking advantage ofRead More »

Steelers Post-Practice Report: Redman takes over 3rd down role; Big Play Wideouts; Sophomore Jinx for Sanders?


By Dale Grdnic PITTSBURGH — With starter Rashard Mendenhall battling sore ribs and third-down back Mewelde Moore out with an MCL sprain in his left knee, second-year player Isaac Redman could carry the load for the Pittsburgh Steelers running game against the St. Louis Rams Saturday at Heinz Field. “I’ve been working with Mewelde all year as the third-down back, but I’ll pretty much have all of it this week,” Redman said.