Ahtyba Rubin visited Bills this week

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The Seahawks couldn’t find a taker for defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin in a trade before cutting him on Saturday, but he’s gotten some interest since hitting the open market.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Rubin visited with the Bills this week.

Rubin started every game for the Seahawks over the last two seasons, but he became expendable when they made a trade with the Jets to acquire Sheldon Richardson last Friday. Rubin had 75 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception during his time in Seattle.

The Bills signed former Redskin and Cowboy Cedric Thornton this week to increase their depth at defensive tackle. That may leave them without a spot for Rubin as they also have Jerel Worthy and Adolphus Washington on hand as backups to Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams.

6 responses to “Ahtyba Rubin visited Bills this week

  1. Since the current Bills brain trust is getting rid of anyone drafted by the previous regime…. I’d be worried if i were Adolphus Washington. Too bad, as I like him as a player. (Dareus and Williams were the one before…. yeah, they change often.)

  2. the reason Seattle let him go is because when a vet is on your roster week 1 reg season, his salary is guaranteed, we cut him and will hopefully bring him back after game 1 … gotta manage the cap and JS is pretty much the best in the business.

  3. Seattle will need more more run stuffing DT’s as this season goes on and Tuba has been pretty good at that the past two years. Only problem is we do have a promising rookie or two here behind Richardson so I don’t think we’ll rush to resign him for a non-guaranteed contract now but more likely later in the season.

    If he’s picked up somewhere else between now and then I think that would probably be alright as well as he was a bit gassed in preseason/training camp this year.

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