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Seahawks agree to terms on three-year deal with Ahtyba Rubin

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The Seattle Seahawks have reached a three-year deal with defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin.

The deal was first reported by Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. A source confirmed an agreement had been reached to PFT Monday night.

Rubin started all 16 games for Seattle last season after signing a one-year deal with the team last March. He recorded 36 tackles and two sacks last season and had an interception as well.

Rubin was one of Seattle’s highest priority free agents. With fellow defensive tackle Brandon Mebane also set to become an unrestricted free agent this week, finding a way to keep at least one of them under contract was an important step. Rubin, 29, is younger than Mebane, 31, and arguably had a better season as well.

The deal with Rubin keeps Seattle from having to replace both starting defensive tackles through free agency and/or the draft.

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14 Responses to “Seahawks agree to terms on three-year deal with Ahtyba Rubin”
  1. fumblenuts says: Mar 7, 2016 10:47 PM

    Love this guy….good signing!

  2. azcactus says: Mar 7, 2016 10:53 PM

    Big Tuba!

  3. bassplucker says: Mar 7, 2016 10:53 PM

    Apparently he’s good enough I should have known his name but this is honestly the first time I even knew he existed. Good for him though… at 29 if he didn’t land a nice sized deal soon he was probably never going to.

  4. seahawks80 says: Mar 7, 2016 10:58 PM

    Not sure of the dollars but we needed him back.

  5. seatownballers says: Mar 7, 2016 10:59 PM

    Best news all day. If You watch him play he earns his check in the trenches. Great extension Schneider.
    Mebane got an offer too. All eyes on tackles in the draft, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they drafted best receiver first.

  6. lastnameiswilson says: Mar 7, 2016 11:30 PM

    Welcome back Rubin!

  7. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Mar 8, 2016 12:20 AM

    I can’t believe the Seahawks can sign players! I thought according to the Cards fans they had no salary cap space.

  8. David S. says: Mar 8, 2016 12:40 AM

    Not a guy who gets a ton of publicity but always seems to be in the mix when a big play is made. Good signing Hawks!

  9. sweetnlow44 says: Mar 8, 2016 12:43 AM

    Love it! Rubin had a great year last year!

  10. zeke2517 says: Mar 8, 2016 1:51 AM

    Ahtyba Rubin. Now there’s a football name.

    If you want your kid to make it to the NFL, be sure to give him an awesome name. Like Loquacious Fiddlefaddle or something.

  11. bighawk46 says: Mar 8, 2016 1:58 AM

    Come on but bane we need u back so we can be number one in rush defense again

  12. walleye436 says: Mar 8, 2016 3:00 AM

    He was well liked and respected in Cleveland. Always a hustler often making tackles down field.

  13. bleedingfacemask says: Mar 8, 2016 3:57 AM

    seahawks80 says:
    Mar 7, 2016 10:58 PM
    Not sure of the dollars but we needed him back.
    If you need a player back, you’re sure of the dollars.

    I think Rubin proved he was worth it. He took a mid-season opportunity and helped keep the QB upright. And over the last few years the ‘hawks have shown they have no issues paying players who prove their value to the team.

  14. tommyturbo1969 says: Mar 8, 2016 10:04 AM

    @bleedingfacemask….he plays defense….his job is to sack the qb…have a take dont suck…

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