Ahtyba Rubin, a defensive tackle signed by Seattle Thursday, can earn a possible $3.1 million on a one-year deal.
The details of the contract that the Seahawks agreed to with defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin on Thursday have been revealed.
According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the one-year deal includes a $1 million signing bonus and is worth up to $3.1 million overall.
The salary cap hit has yet to be revealed, and it hasn’t been accounted for yet on the official NFLPA salary cap list, which still has Seattle with just over $14 million in cap room for 2015.
But that salary fits the idea that the Seahawks could be getting a bargain in Rubin if he can regain the form that compelled the Browns to sign him to a four-yer contract worth $26.5 million that included $18 million guaranteed prior to the 2011 season.
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Rubin is 28 years old and has battled nagging injuries the past two seasons. But if healthy and able to play again as he did in a span from 2010-12 when some regarded him among the more underrated tackles in the NFL, then the Seahawks could get a good deal.
And that’s sort of where the Seahawks are now in free agency, looking for players who will come relatively cheaply but could have a big upside.
Among Seattle’s off-season goals are extensions for quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner, and as coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have said, the team remains in negotiations with each.
Recall that it was in April and early May last year when Seattle got extensions done with Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman — post-free agency and prior to the the Draft — and Seattle could be looking at similar time frame for getting extensions done this year, as well.