Chris Conte definitely deserves a second look from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his performance last year shows that he has what it takes to be a consistent member of our secondary. He forced two turnovers, two forced fumbles, and 6 pass defends while totaling 79 tackles. Coming in as a free agent last year and performing the way he had, leads me to think that Tampa should seriously think about making him a permanent part of the team. I vote stay.
“After playing his first four years in the league with the Chicago Bears, Conte signed with the Bucs prior to the 2015 season, reuniting him with coach Lovie Smith. He started 13 games last season, posting two interceptions, placing Conte in a three-way tie for second on the team with Bradley McDougald and Kwon Alexander. On a team that only posted 11 interceptions, two is a significant percentage. Conte also placed fourth on the team in tackles with 79. He played no impact in the pass rush, posting zero sacks. In games against NFC South opponents, Conte posted 31 tackles and one interception. As far as his contract is concerned, he made $1,500,000 in 2015, which is not a huge hit in a year that is predicted to jump to at least $155 million.” -Reported by Alan Schechter
More on this here: Buccaneers’ Stay or Go?