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Seahawks release starting lineman

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The Seattle Seahawks have released starting defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin on Saturday.

ESPN noted that Rubin, 31, started for the Seahawks the past two seasons and was an anchor of the team's run defense.

He received a three-year, $12 million contract in March 2016, but Seattle's addition of Sheldon Richardson likely pushed him. 

"With Rubin gone, the defensive line in Seattle's base defense will likely be Cliff Avril, Richardson, Jarran Reed and Michael Bennett. Rubin's release will save the Seahawks $2.2 million against the 2017 salary cap."

Rubin, 31, is a veteran of nine NFL seasons, seven of which came for the Cleveland Browns. In two seasons in Seattle he started all 16 games both years, picking up three sacks. 

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