The veteran safety enjoyed another statistically successful season in 2016, posting the third-highest tackle total of his career, equaling his second-highest number of interceptions, and tallying his first pick-six, which came against his old Bears teammates. Conte also tallied at least seven tackles in six of the 14 games in which he was active, including a season-high 11 against the Falcons in Week 1. A chest injury did cost Conte two games, but he otherwise made a strong case for either returning to the Bucs or latching on with a safety-needy team as he heads into unrestricted free agency this offseason. With last season's starting strong safety Bradley McDougald also without a 2017 contract, the Bucs may look to retain at least one of last season's starting safeties.
Conte (chest) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Conte was listed as questionable but was likely to play. He'll start alongside Bradley McDougald at safety.
Conte (chest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Conte practiced in full all week after missing the team's past two games. He's on the probable side of questionable and will likely play come Sunday.
Conte (chest) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Conte appears to be in line to return from a two-game absence in Week 15 against the Cowboys, so Keith Tandy would return to his back-up role.
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||79||59.0||20||0||2||-4||-2.0||-2||0||6|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||69||59.0||10||0||2||73||36.5||53||1||5|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||0||0||1||10||1||0|