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.