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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have a new front-office structure.

The Ticats announced Eric Tillman won’t be returning to the club as general manager on Thursday, while the club is promoting Drew Allemang and Shawn Burke.

Both those men will have the title of senior director of personnel and co-manager of football operations. They will lead player personnel, scouting and football operations and work closely with new head coach Orlondo Steinauer.

Allemang and Burke both have been with the club in various roles for more than a decade.

The Ticats also have hired former Toronto Argonauts general manager Jim Barker as a football operations consultant. Most recently, Barker has been a member of TSN’s football panel.

Barker isn’t the only ex-Argos employee going to Hamilton. Spencer Zimmerman, a member of the Argos’ front office the past three seasons, has been named director of U.S. scouting.

Tillman’s contract expired at the end of December. He had been with the Ticats since 2013 when he joined the franchise as a consultant under former football operations director/head coach Kent Austin.

Tillman was promoted to GM in 2016.

The 61-year-old native of Jackson, Miss., has reportedly been in talks for weeks with Schooners Sports and Entertainment, the group hoping to establish a CFL franchise in Halifax.

In November, the group named its club the Atlantic Schooners. But it’s unclear exactly when and if the franchise will begin play in the CFL seeing as it has yet to begin construction on a stadium.

Tillman is a veteran CFL executive, having spent time with six league clubs.

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