J.J. Watt Fires Agent Ben Dogra

The league’s top defensive player has made a change in representation. J.J. Watt has fired agent Ben Dogra, sources tell Darren Heitner of Forbes Magazine.

Watt had been co-represented by Dogra and Tom Condon who formerly worked together at Creative Artists Agency. Dogra, of course, was sacked by CAA with cause late last year. Even though Dogra is out of the picture, Heitner writes that Watt won’t be seeking new representation – he’ll simply continue to work with Condon alone. Of course, after signing a six-year extension worth $100MM, Watt won’t have to worry about his on-field financial situation for a while.

Meanwhile, tight end Jermaine Gresham has also decided to part ways with Dogra, according to Darren Heitner of Forbes Magazine (via Twitter). Gresham, one of the biggest names remaining in free agency, has yet to sign after undergoing back surgery earlier this offseason. When he does sign, eventually, it will be with a different rep at the table. As of late last month, the Raiders and Bengals were said to be in the mix.

Watt and Gresham are just two of the latest big name clients to leave Dogra’s stable. Washington left tackle Trent Williams cut ties with him in the past month and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin dropped Dogra late last year before signing a lucrative deal with the Chiefs. Meanwhile, Dogra continues to butt heads with the Vikings organization over his top client, Adrian Peterson.

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