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Common Threads: Top Players To Suit Up For Both The Seahawks & Browns

With so many players playing for multiple franchises throughout their careers, here are some standouts to sport the Seahawks and Browns jerseys.


The Seahawks climbed to 4-2 in Week 7, with a 20-10 home division win over the Arizona Cardinals. Sunday's matchup against the Cleveland Browns will be the No.20 all-time faceoff between the two franchises, with Seattle leading the series 13-6. Here are the top-six players to wear the Seahawks and Browns threads during their league careers.

CB Terry Taylor

In 1984, Seattle selected Southern Illinois cornerback Terry Taylor No. 22 overall, making him the 10th-highest FCS selection in NCAA history. Over five seasons, Taylor recorded 15 interceptions for Seattle, before joining the Detroit Lions in 1989. After three seasons in the Motor City, Taylor joined the Browns in 1992. In 1994, Taylor returned to Seattle after playing 26 games for Cleveland. After one season, Taylor joined the Atlanta Falcons for his final season.

DT Ahtyba Rubin

In Round 6 of the 2008 draft, the Browns selected Iowa State defensive tackle Athyba Rubin in the sixth round. After beginning his career as a rotation piece, Rubin quickly climbed Cleveland's depth chart. In seven seasons with the Browns, Rubin started 75 games, recording 12 sacks, 15 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. In 2015, Rubin, affectionately known as "Tuba" to teammates, signed with Seattle, where he would start all-32 games over two seasons with the Seahawks. After 10 games played with the Atlanta Falcons, Rubin wrapped the 2017 season and his career with the Denver Broncos.

T Floyd Womack

In 2001, Seattle selected Mississippi State tackle Floyd "Pork Chop" Womack No. 4 overall. Womack would go on to play in 91 games with the Seahawks, making 47 starts across eight seasons. During the final four seasons of his time with Seattle, Womack rotated from tackle to guard. In 2009, Womack joined the Browns, starting 24 of 29 games.

LB Malcolm Smith

In 2011, the Seahawks selected University of Southern California linebacker Malcolm Smith in Round 7. Just two seasons after coming into the league, Smith would help Seattle claim their first championship in franchise history in 2013. In Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8, with Smith recording 9 tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception returned for a score. Smith is just one of eight defensive players to ever take home Super Bowl MVP honors.

After four seasons in Seattle, Smith signed with the Oakland Raiders in 2015, spending two seasons before joining the San Francisco 49ers. In 2019, Smith spent time with both the Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars. In August of 2020, Smith signed with the Browns, playing in 30 games over two seasons.

C Ethan Pocic

Louisiana State University center Ethan Pocic was selected No. 58 overall by the Seahawks in the 2017 draft. Pocic would play every game of his rookie season with 11 starts, rotating at guard. He'd earn All-Rookie honors from the Pro Football Writers of America.

Pocic eventually moved to center and became a full-time starter in 2020, spending two seasons as Seattle's center before signing with Cleveland last year. After starting 13 games for the Browns last season, Pocic has started all six games at center this year.

The Seahawks are set to take on the Cleveland Browns at Lumen Field in Week 8. Check out some of the best players to play for both the Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns.

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