Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed safety Chris
Conte and defensive tackle Henry Melton to one-year contracts on Thursday.
Current Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith coached both players when he was at the
helm of the Chicago Bears.
Conte, 26, played four seasons for the Bears, who selected him in the third
round of the 2011 draft. He had 43 tackles and three interceptions in 12 games
last season after getting a career-high 90 tackles and three picks in 16 games
The 6-foot-2, 203-pound safety appeared in 57 games for Chicago, making 52
Melton played for the Bears for four seasons between 2010-13 before spending
last year with the Dallas Cowboys. He had 15 tackles and five sacks in 16
games for Dallas, including three starts. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman has
20 1/2 sacks in 64 career games, including 35 starts.