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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.
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.