January 3, 2019

Ticats announce Eric Tillman will not return as GM

Pawel Dwulit/CFL.ca

HAMILTON — Eric Tillman will not be returning to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as the team’s general manager, the team announced on Thursday.

An earlier report from The Canadian Press stated that a CFL source said Tillman’s contract expired at the end of December and he will not be signing a new deal with Hamilton. It was also widely reported that Tillman will take an executive role with the Atlantic Schooners organization.

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Tillman has been with the Ticats since 2013 and assumed the general manager title in 2016. Before joining Hamilton, the 61-year-old spent time as GM of the Toronto Argonauts (1997, 1999), Ottawa Renegades (2001-2004), Saskatchewan Roughriders (2006-2009) and the Edmonton Eskimos (2010-2012).

The Tiger-Cats also announced that Jim Barker will be joining the Ticats as a Football Operations Consultant and former Argonauts assistant general manager Spencer Zimmerman will join the team as Director of U.S. Scouting.