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Falcons sign defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin, waive defensive lineman Taniela Tupou

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons signed defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin and waived defensive lineman Taniela Tupou on Thursday.

Rubin, a former sixth-round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2008, spent his first five seasons in Cleveland playing in 72 games. He recorded nine sacks, 227 total tackles, four passes defended, one interception, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

Rubin was later signed by the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 where he earned a starting job for the past two seasons. Seattle released Rubin in early September and he was then picked up by the Denver Broncos, where he spent a month before being released.

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