With Sheldon Richardson in, Ahtyba Rubin could be out

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The swap-happy Seahawks may still have more moves to make, especially with defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson now in town. There’s currently chatter in some league circles that veteran defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin will be traded on Saturday.

Which of course means that, if he’s not traded, he could be cut.

Rubin joined the Seahawks in 2015, starting all 32 regular-season games and all four postseasons over the last two years. He’s due to earn a base salary of $1.7 million this year, plus per-game roster bonuses of up to $500,000. A trade would result in a $1.5 million cap charge this year, and another $1.5 million next year.

The 31-year-old Rubin spent eight years with the Browns before signing with Seattle.

11 responses to “With Sheldon Richardson in, Ahtyba Rubin could be out

  1. I think he will be kept on the roster. Good depth. Next year when McDowell is back will be his last.

  2. Can’t really say anything bad about the guy. Browns fans loved him except for injuries, but he stayed healthy in Seattle and plugged the middle after letting Mebane go. Would like to keep him if it’s possible.

  3. I really like Rubin but Reed can take his job and is cheaper. Going to Denver is a good deal for him but being a free agent may be even better.

  4. He’ll be signed by the 9ERS, ATL, or LA Chargers before the weekends over if he’s cut. They all run the same defense.

    You know that same defense that Pete Carroll uses and learned while he worked his way to an assistant/DB’s coach while with the 9ERS. It’s The same defense that SuperBowl winning head coach George Seifert ran while he was the the defensive coordinator under the the Super Bowl winner and inventor of the west coast offense Bill Walsh.

    We game changers

    9ERS

  5. faithful49er707 says:
    We game changers. 9ERS

    It’s great that you can change games. Too bad you can’t win very many of them.
    Silly 49ers fans.

  6. Lol…I’m fairly certain Carroll learned most of his defensive philosophy from Bud Grant and Monte Kiffin. Niner fans used to bash Carroll…now they want credit for his greatness.

  7. Now that defensive holding is enforced again, the Legion of Boom has turned into the Legion of Bust. Seattle tries to trade Richard Charmin. Other teams know that he is nothing if he cannot grab and hold.

  8. Omeimontis,

    Why are you so obessesed with the Seahawks? All you do is troll Seahawks articles. If you think they are so terrible, why are you so worried about them? You know you are, if not you wouldn’t even pay attention to them, but here you are again. You may even post more on Seahawk threads than 12’s, which is sad when all you got is hate and envy. Have fun with 3-13

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