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Ahtyba Rubin | Defensive Lineman | #79

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 310
College: Iowa State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (190) / CLE
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Falcons signed DT Ahtyba Rubin.
Released by the Broncos on Tuesday, Rubin did not have to wait long on the open market. Taniela Tupou was waived in a corresponding move. Oct 19 - 12:20 PM

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Broncos released DT Ahtyba Rubin.

A 16-game starter for the Seahawks last season, Rubin had been active only twice for the Broncos, playing 13 snaps. Now 31, Rubin won't be a hot commodity on the open market, though his experience should get him workouts.
Oct 17 - 3:37 PM

Broncos signed DT Ahtyba Rubin, formerly of the Seahawks.

Rubin, 31, was dumped by the Seahawks at final cuts after they traded for Sheldon Richardson. The Broncos' defensive front needs help; NT Domata Peko and DT Jared Crick are below-average starters. Rubin isn't much of an upgrade, but he's worth a flier to help try and shore up this defense.
Sep 15 - 9:59 AM

Free agent DT Ahtyba Rubin worked out for the 49ers.

It's the second team Rubin has been linked to after visiting Buffalo last week.The 49ers also met with free agents Kendall Langford, Jaye Howard and Tony McDaniel.
Sep 13 - 6:01 PM

Free agent DT Ahtyba Rubin visited the Bills this week.

On his last legs at 31 years old, Rubin likely wants to join a contender after being released by the Seahawks following the Sheldon Richardson acquisition. The Bills don't qualify as that. Rubin will likely try to find another team.
Sep 6 - 3:41 PM

Seahawks released DT Ahtyba Rubin.

The Seahawks tried to trade Rubin after acquiring Sheldon Richardson, but couldn't find any takers on cut-down day. Rubin signed a "three-year, $12 million deal" in March of 2016. 31-year-old Rubin was a 16-game starter each of the past two seasons, but was a liability last year. He'll hunt for rotational work on the open market.
Sep 2 - 2:40 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks plan to try and trade DT Ahytba Rubin.

Rubin, 31, signed a new "three-year, $12 million" deal in March 2016 but received really poor marks from Pro Football Focus for both his run defense and pass rush last season. Following the addition of DT Sheldon Richardson on Friday, Rubin looks like the possible odd man out. If the Seahawks are unable to find a trade partner, they could save $2.2 million by releasing Rubin.
Sep 1 - 3:28 PM

Seahawks re-signed DT Ahtyba Rubin to a three-year, $12 million contract.

Signed to a one-year deal last March, Rubin played 557 snaps for the Seahawks, but didn't make much of a noticeable impact aside from clogging running lanes. The soon-to-be 30-year-old will fill an early-down role again in 2016.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 10:18:00 PM

Seahawks signed DT Ahtyba Rubin, formerly of the Browns, to a one-year contract.

Going on 29, Rubin is coming off a down year in Cleveland, but has typically been an asset against the run. On the whole a replacement-level player, Rubin will provide depth behind Tony McDaniel and Brandon Mebane.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 06:18:00 PM

Free agent NT Ahtyba Rubin will visit the Seahawks.

Rubin fared poorly in Cleveland last season, particularly against the run. Ankle issues certainly played a role in his struggles. Seattle could use some depth at defensive tackle behind Tony McDaniel and Brandon Mebane. Signing Rubin to a one-year "prove it" deal would make the most sense.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 10:10:00 AM

ESPN Cleveland mentions the Texans as a possible landing spot for free agent NT Ahtyba Rubin.

Texans DC Romeo Crennel drafted Rubin in Cleveland in 2008 and coached him for one season before moving on to Kansas City. With Ryan Pickett a free agent and second-year NT Louis Nix missing his entire rookie season with wrist and knee issues, Houston is probably in the market for a veteran up front.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 09:17:00 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer doesn't expect the Browns to re-sign free agent NT Ahtyba Rubin.

Rubin was a major part of Cleveland's league-worst run defense last season. He also struggled to stay healthy, missing three games to ankle injuries. Rubin is unlikely to find guaranteed money beyond 2015 on the open market.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 08:31:00 PM

Browns NT Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 8.

The Browns previously feared Rubin might need year-ending ankle surgery, but he practiced on a limited basis this week and will give it a go Sunday versus the Raiders. The Browns are still without LE Phil Taylor (knee scope).
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 02:20:00 PM

Browns DL Ahtyba Rubin may need surgery on his ankle.

Rubin went down during a practice two weeks ago and has gone for a second opinion. It's another starter down on a defensive line struggling badly to stop the run. Phil Taylor (knee) is not expected back for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 09:53:00 AM

After meeting with Browns officials at the Combine, the agent for LE Ahtyba Rubin is confident the team will retain Rubin at his current salary.

After an up-and-down 2013 campaign, Rubin is owed a $6.6 million base salary and $300,000 workout bonus. "They're happy to have him on team, no changes to his salary," agent Alan Herman told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Rubin turns 28 in July. The Browns don't necessarily need cap room -- they're $56.9 million under -- but could lower Rubin's figure by signing him to a long-term extension.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 05:29:00 PM

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