According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Seattle Seahawks will listen to offers for defensive Lineman Ahtyba Rubin after acquiring Sheldon Richardson from the New York Jets. Rapoport goes on to say that the Broncos are the top landing spot for Rubin.
Once #Seahawks’ trade for Sheldon Richardson is done, they will discuss dealing DL Ahtyba Rubin, source said. #Broncos a top landing spot— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2017
Rubin is entering his 10th year in the NFL and is listed at 6’2” 330lbs. So he would come in and play nose tackle for the Broncos defense if acquired.
During his nine year NFL career, Rubin has totaled 413 tackles, 15 sacks, 7 pass deflections, 2 interceptions, and 6 forced fumbles. This past season he totaled 39 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass deflection, and 3 forced fumbles for the Seattle Seahawks defense.
If acquired it is unsure if he will push veteran Domata Peko for starting nose tackle reps, but he will add another big run stuffing body to the Broncos defensive line. This would also point to undrafted rookie Tyrique Jarrett and Kyle Peko not making team as they are both behind Peko on the depth chart.
Stay tuned to Mile High Report for updates on this developing story.