Seahawks To Sign Ahtyba Rubin

SATURDAY, 10:30am: The deal is now official, according to Clare Farnsworth of

FRIDAY, 10:33am: Rubin’s one-year deal with Seattle includes a $1MM signing bonus and can be worth up to $3.1MM, a league source tells Adam Caplan of (Twitter link).

THURSDAY, 5:31pm: Longtime Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin will has agreed to terms with the Seahawks, the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot noted on Twitter.

The Seahawks brought the 28-year-old unrestricted free agent in for a visit Tuesday and will add the veteran on a one-year deal. Rubin played seven seasons with the Browns, making 75 starts.

An unrestricted free agent who started inside and outside on the Browns’ front from 2010-14, Rubin previously said he wanted to stay in Cleveland for life. Rubin battled an ankle injury last season and missed three games. Pro Football Focus gave the former Browns sixth-round pick in 2008 his worst grade in four seasons, slotting him as the 74th-best defensive tackle last season (subscription required).

Rubin, who made more than $6MM in base salary in each of the past three seasons after re-signing in Cleveland, graded as a plus run defender in 2012 and 2013 and will compete for a spot inside in the Seahawks’ 4-3 defense.

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