Argonauts sign veteran DL Justin Hickman
Toronto Argonauts quarterback Trevor Harris (7) is taken down by Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive end Justin Hickman (5) during the first half of CFL football action in Hamilton on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Peter Power)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016 4:35PM EST
TORONTO -- The Toronto Argonauts signed veteran American defensive lineman Justin Hickman on Wednesday.
The six-foot-two, 265-pound Hickman spent five seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2009-'11, 2014-'15) and also played two years with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts (2012-'13).
"Justin is a great addition to our defensive line and locker room," Argos GM Jim Barker said in a statement. "He's a proven player in our League and continues to perform at a high level year after year.
"He is defensively sound with a knack for getting to the quarterback."
Hickman registered 181 tackles, 36 sacks, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 79 games with Hamilton. He was a CFL all-star in 2011.
Toronto also signed American linebacker Jean Fanor.