Rubin (biceps) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Rubin sustained a season-ending biceps tear during last week's joint practices with the Lions. To replace him on the roster, Oakland claimed fellow defensive lineman Gabe Wright off waivers.
Rubin played two games with Denver in 2017 before being released and completing the final 10 games with Atlanta. He played in a depth role and made 15 tackles. Rubin will be 32 years old when the season begins, and an already strong defensive front will likely keep him from making much of an impact.
The Falcons waived Taniela Tupou from the 53-man roster to make room for Rubin, who will presumably take over Tupou's role as the top backup to defensive tackle Dontari Poe. The 31-year-old Rubin was once a high-end IDP asset along the defensive line with a pair of 80-tackle campaigns on his resume, but he's seen his effectiveness wane in recent years. Rubin's decline has resulted in him bouncing around the league a bit, as the Falcons are the third team he'll suit up for since 2016.
Rubin was released by the Broncos on Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
Rubin was only active for two games in Denver this season, and he played a total of 17 snaps. He has been a steady contributor in the past, so the 31-year-old may still have a future in the league.
Rubin is not expected to play Sunday against Dallas since he just signed Friday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
Rubin is expected to help add depth to the battered defensive front in Denver. It is unclear how much the Broncos will use Rubin when he is active, but it's unlikely he'll be summoned enough to be an IDP threat.
|P4||8/30/18||@ SEA||10:00 pm|
|2||9/16/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|3||9/23/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/1/18||@ SF||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|