MARCH 13: The signing is official, tweets Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times.
MARCH 7: The Seahawks and defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin have agreed to a three-year contract, reports Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo (Twitter link). Financial details aren’t yet available, but the deal will keep Rubin from hitting the open market Wednesday.
Rubin signed with Seattle for $2.5MM last winter after seven years in Cleveland and proceeded to start all 16 regular-season games for the Seahawks. He amassed 36 tackles, two sacks and finished fourth among the team’s defensive linemen in snaps. Rubin’s performance earned him a less-than-stellar ranking (80th) among 123 qualifying defensive linemen at Pro Football Focus, but the 29-year-old was a prominent part of a ‘D’ that allowed the fewest rushing yards in the NFL.
While Rubin will stay in the fold, the Seahawks still face the possible departures of left tackle Russell Okung, linebacker Bruce Irvin, receiver Jermaine Kearse, defensive tackle Brandon Mebane and cornerback Jeremy Lane, among others, as free agency draws nearer.
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