Turns out there was some good news for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, as the team signed defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin to a new three-year deal. Rubin is in his fourth season and was in the last year of a deal that paid him $600,000 in 2010. Last season, he led all defensive lineman with 82 tackles (Buffalo’s Kyle Williams was second with 77) and was third on the Browns.
Rubin is the third core player to be signed to a new deal this season. First, it was left tackle Joe Thomas getting his extension. Then, the Cleveland Browns signed tight end Evan Moore to a new deal. Running back Peyton Hillis is likely the next player to see more money coming his way.
The Browns continue to lock up their young playmakers with long-term deals, a sign that a true plan is in place. Whether or not that plan pans out remains to be seen, but it’s hard to argue with the recent signings that the team has been making.