AHTYBA RUBIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Team Needs – DE: a better pass-rush in Cleveland is one of many needs

The defensive end position for the Cleveland Browns can best be described as solid, and on a team that finished 4-12, solid is pretty good. Though the duo of Ahtyba Rubin and John Hughes weren’t electrifying last year by any stretch, their presence does allow the Browns to look to sure up other areas of their roster this offseason. Without a doubt, the strength of the Browns front...
Via cover32 - Browns
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Browns have a lot of money, so why not just spend it all?

Even before we can get into what the Cleveland Browns should do with their numerous draft picks, we’ll start to get some clues about their goals this season by what they do with free agency. We’ve learned quite a bit already as the Browns made the decision to cut D’Qwell Jackson last week. The agent for Ahtyba Rubin indicated to the press that the Browns and their giant defensive...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns defenders pull vanishing act

As Atlantic Ocean legend has it, people disappear in the Bermuda Triangle. Apparently there is a Lake Erie annex. Players show up on the Erie shore only to vanish at an alarming rate. Look at the current Browns’ roster of defensive players. Don’t blink, or someone else will be gone. Starting defenders last barely longer than head coaches, whose average run in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Browns DE Ahtyba Rubin Could Also Be On The Outs In Cleveland

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that the Browns DE Ahtyba Rubin could “find himself in a salary squeeze” in the coming weeks. Cleveland’s new front office asked veteran ILB D’Qwell Jackson to take a pay cut to be back next season, but the two sides ultimately elected to part ways. Rubin, 27, is entering the final season of his four-year...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Browns may release Rubin next

With a new regime come changes and another defensive starter may be swept up in those for the Browns. Defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin will "likely" be a goner if he doesn't restructure his contract this offseason, Pro Football Talk reports. The 28-year-old, who was drafted by the Browns in 2008, started 14 games at defensive end in 2013 and is going into the final season...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Browns gearing to release Ahtyba Rubin?

Just days after the Cleveland Browns released their team captain and leader in tackles in D’Qwell Jackson, reports are circulating that they may do the same with 27-year-old Ahtyba Rubin. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk suggests that, with Rubin entering the final year of a four-year, $27.6 million contract, the defensive lineman’s  $8.175 million cap number may be a bit...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Cut D’Qwell Jackson, Is Ahtyba Rubin Next?

Cleveland Browns general manager, Ray Farmer, shocked Browns fans on Wednesday afternoon by cutting long-time defensive leader D’Qwell Jackson. However, Jackson may not be the only member of their defense on the way out of Cleveland this offseason. Despite owning a ton of cap space, it appears Farmer and the Browns front office are looking to create even more salary flexibility...
Via Buckeye State Sports
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Position Outlook: Defensive Line

Defensive Line Current State The Cleveland Browns defensive line was supposed to be the strength of the team coming into the 2013 season. Tackle Phil Taylor was flanked by two solid ends in Desmond Bryant and Ahtyba Rubin. The depth behind the starters was also there. With guys like Billy Winn and John Hughes providing depth, the Browns had a legitimate group. However, the defensive...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns DE Rubin to miss opener with calf injury

Browns starting defensive end Ahtyba Rubin will miss the season opener against Miami with a calf injury. The underrated Rubin, one of Cleveland's top linemen the past five seasons, hurt his calf in practice earlier this week. With Rubin out, second-year end Billy Winn will start at left end against the Dolphins. The Browns have depth on their defensive line, so the loss of Rubin...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Rubin is rock-solid on Browns' defensive line

BEREA Ahtyba Rubin is a man of few words. His actions speak much louder than his words. His play on the field and his example in the locker room has earned him the honor of being this weeks fourth captain. He joined captains Phil Dawson, Joe Thomas and DQwell Jackson in putting the players through stretching at the start of practice Wednesday. Hes a quiet and reliable guy, Pat Shurmur...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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