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Bucs re-sign safety Chris Conte to one-year deal

Chris had 79 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles last season in his first year in Tampa Bay.

JIM DAMASKE | Times

Chris had 79 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles last season in his first year in Tampa Bay.

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The Bucs have re-signed Chris Conte on a one-year deal, bringing back the 27-year-old, who had 79 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles last season in his first year in Tampa Bay.

Conte is the third unrestricted free agent to re-sign with the Bucs, joining running back Doug Martin and safety Keith Tandy. None of the other unrestricted free agents have signed anywhere else, now five full days into free agency. The Bucs now have their top four safeties from 2015 back under contract for this season in Conte, Tandy, Bradley McDougald and Major Wright.

Conte has a history with new Bucs secondary coach Jon Hoke, who worked with him on Lovie Smith's staff with the Bears. The Bucs have now signed six unrestricted free agents in their own three, plus Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezy, defensive end Robert Ayers and cornerback Brent Grimes.

[Last modified: Sunday, March 13, 2016 3:45pm]

    

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