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Toronto Argonauts fire GM Jim Popp

Toronto Argonauts' general manager Jim Popp speaks to media at the Argo practice facility in Toronto, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
Toronto Argonauts' general manager Jim Popp speaks to media at the Argo practice facility in Toronto, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts have fired general manager Jim Popp.

A source confirmed the move to The Canadian Press. The source was granted anonymity because the decision will not be announced until a news conference later today.

Popp, a former GM of the Montreal Alouettes, guided the Argos to the Grey Cup title in his first year with the team in 2017.

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But the team has struggled badly the past two seasons. Toronto finished 4-14 last year and is a CFL-worst 2-12 this year, its first two seasons under Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment ownership.

Popp survived last year’s finish as the club opted to fire head coach Marc Trestman and bring in Corey Chamblin.

Popp’s contract was set to expire after this season.

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