Edmonton Eskimos Ed Hervey hoists the Grey Cup over his head at the Edmonton International Airport on Monday, November 28, 2005 after arriving from Vancouver. The Eskimos are expected to announce Hervey as their new GM, replacing the fired Eric Tillman. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Ulan
EDMONTON - The Edmonton Eskimos turned to one of their own to be their new general manager.
The Eskimos have promoted Ed Hervey, a former longtime wide receiver with the CFL club, to the post.
The 39-year-old Hervey was most recently Edmonton's assistant GM. He takes over for Eric Tillman, who was fired by the CFL club last month.
Hervey played eight seasons for the Eskimos, and was a CFL all-star in 2001 and 2003.
Tillman was fired before Edmonton played in last month's East Division semi-final. The Eskimos lost to the eventual Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts.