Seahawks Interested in Ahtyba Rubin?

The Seahawks could be interested in reuniting with old friend Ahtyba Rubin, as Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times tweets. If Seattle were to sign the defensive lineman, who turns 33 later his month, it would likely be on a veteran minimum deal (or something close to it).

Rubin, a former sixth-round pick of the Browns, was a stalwart on Cleveland’s D-line from 2010-14, and he was generally a solid starter during that time. He hooked on with the Seahawks on a one-year pact in March 2015, and he enjoyed a strong first season in Seattle, starting all 16 games and compiling 36 tackles and two sacks. Seattle rewarded him with a three-year, $12MM deal the following year, but that contract did not hold up particularly well.

Rubin again started all 16 games for the Seahawks in 2016, but the club shopped him prior to the 2017 season and, finding no takers, released him. He played for both the Broncos and the Falcons in 2017 and signed with the Raiders last June, though he tore his triceps during a practice in August and never saw regular season action for Oakland.

He would serve as an experienced rotational piece on running downs and could push second-year player Poona Ford for playing time.

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