SATURDAY, 10:30am: The deal is now official, according to Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com.
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 ESPN.com (Twitter link).
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.