NEWS
04/07/2017 08:33 EDT | Updated 04/08/2018 01:12 EDT

CFL's Edmonton Eskimos fire Ed Hervey as their general manager

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have fired general manager Ed Hervey.

A CFL source confirmed the move Friday. The Eskimos issued a statement Friday saying president Len Rhodes would be making a major announcement later in the day.

Hervey, 43, has served as Edmonton's GM since 2013 and built a Grey Cup-winning squad in 2015.

The six-foot-two, 195-pound Hervey joined the Eskimos as a receiver in 1999 after spending time in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. He was taken in the fifth round, 166th overall, in the '95 NFL draft by Dallas following his collegiate career at USC.

Hervey began his university career at Pasadena City College, where he played quarterback. He became a starter in 1992, registering 919 passing yards and 791 rushing yards en route to posting a 10-1 record.

He transferred to USC where he converted to receiver. Hervey became a starter as a junior but only had 22 catches for 219 yards playing with an ankle injury that did force him to miss two games.

Hervey had a knee injury as a senior, limiting him to just eight games. He finished his college career with 41 catches for 482 yards and three TDs.

Hervey appeared in 118 career games with Edmonton, registering 476 catches for 6,715 yards and 43 TDs over eight seasons. He won two Grey Cups as a player and in '06 received the David Boone Memorial Award his contributions to the community.

Hervey retired as a player March 20, 2007 and served as Edmonton's head scout before being named as the club's GM on Dec. 10, 2012. He added a third Grey Cup title in 2015 when the Eskimos beat the Ottawa Redblacks 26-20 in Winnipeg.

Overall, Edmonton posted a 40-32 record under Hervey, reaching the CFL playoffs in three of his four seasons at the helm.