HAMILTON — The Ticats significantly bolstered their defensive line on Wednesday, agreeing to a contract with former CFL All-Star defensive end Justin Hickman.
Hickman, a 6-2, 265-pound international, previously spent three years (2009-11) with the Tiger-Cats, registering 144 defensive tackles, 27 quarterback sacks, five forced fumbles and five tackles for a loss in 36 games, before joining the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts in 2012. He was named a CFL and East Division All-Star in 2011 after leading the league with 13 sacks.
In 12 games with the Colts, Hickman registered 12 defensive tackles. His presence should provide a major boost for a team second-last in the CFL in the sack department this season with 24 through 10 games.
International defensive lineman Adewale Ojomo, a 6-4, 270-pound native of Opa Locka, Florida, has been added to the Ticats practice roster. The Miami product spent time with the NFL’s New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys after making 79 tackles and 11 sacks with the Hurricanes.
The Ticats also announced that international receiver LaMark Brown has been released.