Seattle Seahawks are the best defense in the NFL, and there is no doubt about it.
For the second season running last year, Seattle managed to rank first in total defense. But despite this fact, head coach Pete Carroll is still hell bent on improving his side.
One of the areas the NFC Champions are weak in at the minute is on their defensive line, especially after the loss of now free agent Kevin Williams.
Williams did a solid job for Seattle last season, starting eight games and making 24 tackles. But it is likely that the former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle will contemplate retirement again this summer, with the stud defensive player set to turn 35 before the start of the 2015 NFL season.
This reality has left a considerable hole in the Seahawks' defense, a hole that head coach Pete Carroll has attempted to fill somewhat by signing former Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin today.
"The reigning NFC champions are making a concerted effort to beef up their defensive line," NFL.com reported on Friday.
"Seattle is signing free-agent defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, per a source informed of the pending move. The Seahawks had a void to fill in the middle of the defensive line with Kevin Williams currently being a free agent."
Though Rubin is not a signing likely to excite Seattle fans, his addition is a win-win situation for the Seahawks.
Rubin is much younger than Kevin Williams and much cheaper. Though he only put up modest numbers last season in Cleveland, it's likely he will be able to provide significant depth to the Seahawks defensive line as Seattle bid to return to the Super Bowl.