The agent for Browns DE Ahtyba Rubin, Alan Herman, tell Mary Kay Cabot that they already met with the team regarding Bubin’s contract at the Scouting Combine, and they are “happy to have him on team.”
- Cabot adds that the Browns won’t ask him to restructure his contract.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk previously reported that the 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, $26.5 million contract that he signed with the Browns back in 2011. He will make $6.6 million for the 2014 season and carries a cap figure of $8.175 million, according to OverTheCap.com. However, Cleveland could free up $6.8 million by releasing him.
Last year, Rubin totaled 53 tackles and two sacks over the course of 14 games. He was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 26 defensive end in a 3-4 scheme and a particularly strong run-defender.