27-Year-Old – Cleveland Browns
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Phil Taylor is expected to man the nose tackle role in Cleveland instead of Rubin, who should shift out to end in the team's 3-4 alignment. The distinction shouldn't matter a whole lot for Rubin, who ...
2013 ADP: –
Bye Week: 10
Ahtyba Rubin Contract Information:
In September of 2011, the Browns extended Rubin's contract for three seasons.
Rubin (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's game at Minnesota, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Browns mentioned the possibility of lessening Rubin's snap count in 2012, but then fellow tackle Phil Taylor suffered a torn pectoral muscle in early May. Scratch that plan. Rubin is in for another huge workload, one that led to back-to-back seasons (2010 and 2011) of 80-plus tackles – a figure that is puzzlingly high for any defensive lineman, let alone a nose tackle. It's probably just time to stop being surprised by Rubin, who has 165 stops (113 solo) and seven sacks the last two years.
Rubin is a stout run stopper who is quietly establishing himself as one of the better young tackles in the league. Next to first-round pick and fellow giant Phil Taylor, Rubin figures to be a nuisance in the middle of the field this year. It doesn’t seem particularly reasonable, however, to expect him to duplicate his big numbers from a year ago, when he led all defensive linemen with 82 tackles (57 solo) in Cleveland’s 3-4 defense. Between the switch to the 4-3 and the general improbability of a defensive tackle making that many stops two years in a row, it’s prudent to expect regression from Rubin in 2011.
Will likely assume the starting role at NT with Shaun Rogers making the move to end.