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Broncos sign NT Ahtyba Rubin


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos signed former Seahawks defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin on Friday to a one-year deal as they continue to make moves along the defensive line.

Denver placed defensive end Jared Crick (back) on injured reserve in a corresponding roster move.

Crick injured his back during training camp and missed the Broncos' Week 1 game against the Chargers. The 28-year-old defensive end was a limited participant in the Broncos' Wednesday practice, but he did not practice Thursday. On Friday, the Broncos decided to place Crick on IR.

In the wake of that move, Rubin gives the Broncos depth along the defensive line ahead of their Sunday game against the Cowboys.

The 31-year-old nose tackle was a key member of the Seattle run defense. He was released Sept. 2 after the Seahawks traded for Sheldon Richardson.

The 6-foot-2, 330-pounder started all 32 games over the previous two seasons for Seattle, where he racked up a combined 75 tackles, three sacks and an interception. He also forced three fumbles in 2016.

Rubin joins Domata Peko Sr., Derek Wolfe, Zach Kerr, Adam Gotsis, Shelby Harris and Tyrique Jarrett in the defensive line room.

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