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Buccaneers bring Chris Conte in for visit

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While the rest of the NFL is busy with blockbuster trades and big-name free agents, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bringing in Chris Conte for a visit, per Vaughn McClure. Hurray.

That's a little unfair to Conte, who has experience playing under Lovie Smith and is a capable backup, or a low-end starter at free safety. He should at minimum bring some offseason competition, and at best be a replacement for Dashon Goldson. Not the kind of player to get excited about, but a valuable addition to a team's roster. The kind of guy who will end up starting five games and possibly turn a loss into a win -- or vice versa.

In all, Conte has started 52 games since being drafted in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft, notching nine interceptions. Those aren't bad numbers, but they're not eye-popping. And his overall play hasn't been overwhelming either.

Bringing Conte in is a good move, overall. It's just not really one we're waiting for.