• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bucs safety Chris Conte records season-high eight tackles in Week 4

    Buccaneers safety Chris Conte tallied eight tackles (seven solo), a tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a pass defended in Sunday's 37-23 loss to the Panthers.Conte made a third consecutive start in place of Major Wright (abdomen), and amassed his highest tackle total to date in 2015. The fifth-year veteran was also involved in the game's most improbable play, jarring the ball loose from Jonathan Stewart and directly into the hands of Ed Dickson, who in turn ran 57 yards untouched into the end zone. Despite the disappointing first quarter of 2015 that the Bucs have endured, Conte has proven to be a pleasant surprise in the defensive backfield. Conte's playing time in Week 5 figures to once again be heavily dependent on Wright's status.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chris Conte listed as probable for Buccaneers' Week 4 matchup vs. Panthers

    Buccaneers safety Chris Conte (hip) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.Fellow safety Major Wright (abdomen) is listed as questionable, but with Wright getting in a full practice Friday, Conte will likely be bumped back to a reserve role.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bucs S Chris Conte (hip) gets full run in practice Thursday

    Buccaneers safety Chris Conte (hip) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers official site reports.Conte's unrestricted participation gives the Bucs' strong safety picture a bit more clarity heading into Week 4. Starter Major Wright turned in another limited practice himself Thursday, but in the event he is not deemed healthy enough to take the field or receive a starter's share of snaps, Conte would appear ready to step in for him for the third consecutive week.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers safety Chris Conte totals nine tackles against Texans

    Buccaneers safety Chris Conte totaled nine tackles (seven solo) and one tackle for loss in Sunday's 19-9 loss to the Texans. Conte made a second consecutive start in place of Major Wright, and once again was one of the team leaders in tackles. The veteran safety has put in two solid performances against the pass, with the Texans' biggest play through the air on Sunday covering only 29 yards. Conte also had an active day defending the run, as Alfred Blue frequently broke into the second and third levels of the Bucs defense on the way to a total of 139 yards on the ground. Wright's status for Week 4 remains uncertain, and will largely determine the extent of Conte's playing time in Tampa's home date against the Panthers.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers SS Major Wright won't play Sunday in Houston

    Buccaneers safety Major Wright (abdomen) is inactive for the Week 3 clash in Houston. With Wright out for a second consecutive week, he'll yield strong safety to Chris Conte, who has racked up 11 solo tackles, one interception, and one forced fumble this season.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers sign safety Chris Conte

    The Buccaneers have signed free agent safety Chris Conte to a one-year deal, according to the team's official website on Thursday. Conte, 26,registered 43 tackles and three interceptions in 12 starts for the Bears last season. He has ties with current Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith. He played 29 games for the former Chicago coach from 2011-2012.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Report: Bucs set to meet with Chris Conte, Stefan Wisniewski

    The Buccaneers are scheduled to speak to safety Chris Conte and center Stefan Wisniewski on Wednesday. Conte has ties with current Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith. he played 29 games for the former Chicago coach from 2011-2012. Last season, registered 43 tackles and three interceptions in 12 starts.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Chris Conte, Robbie Gould among Chicago's inactives

    The Bears have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's season finale against Minnesota: Jimmy Clausen (concussion), Robbie Gould (right quadriceps), Al Louis-Jean (hamstring), Chris Conte (back), Charles Leno, Austen Lane and Brandon Dunn.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Bears' Chris Conte to miss regular season finale against Vikings

    Bears safety Chris Conte will miss Sunday's game against the Vikings with a back injury. Conte was unable to practice all week. He played 12 games this season, recording 43 tackles and three interceptions. Also out are quarterback Jimmy Clausen (concussion) and kicker Robbie Gould (quad). Defensive end Jared Allen (ribs), defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, and cornerback Al Lewis-Jean (hamstring) are all listed a questionable for Sunday. David Bass (knee), Ego Ferguson (ankle), Kyle Long (hip) and Marquess Wilson (knee) are all listed as probable. The Bears are 6-point underdogs for Sunday's game.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Bears list three healthy scratches among Sunday inactives

    Four injured or ailing Bears have been ruled out for the Sunday game against Detroit, including placekicker Robbie Gould (quad). The others are guard Kyle Long (hip), defensive tackle Will Sutton (illness) and safety Chris Conte (back). Quarterback David Fales, cornerback Terrance Mitchell and defensive end Trevor Scott are all healthy scratches.