Bucs announce the signing of Melton and Conte

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed free agent safety Chris Conte and defensive tackle Henry Melton.  Conte (6-2, 203) joins Tampa Bay from the Chicago Bears, where he played four seasons (2011-14), recording 52 starts in 57 games played. During his career, Conte has recorded 231 tackles, 21 passes defensed, nine interceptions (returned 124 yards), one...
Via The Bay Cave
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Will Host S Chris Conte For A Visit

According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN, the Buccaneers will be hosting former Bears S Chris Conte for a visit in the coming days. Tampa Bay already has meetings lined up with center Stefen Wisniewski, linebacker Bruce Carter, defensive end Derrick Morgan, and defensive tackle Henry Melton, so it appears as though they will be very busy in the coming days. ... The post Buccaneers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

8 Free Agents The Bears Can Erase Chris Conte With

For those fire breathers who have remained resolute the past year, your prayers were answered.  The Chicago Bears announced that free safety Chris Conte would not be returning to the team in 2015.  Thus ends the tenure of yet another missed draft pick by the team at that position. It also opens the door wide for the team to go hunting in NFL free agency for a replacement.  Given...
Via Sports Mockery
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears, Chris Conte Part Ways, Bears Fans Rejoice

Chris Conte ******* sucks. Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace has to be the front-runner for executive of the year in the NFL. One day after getting a fifth-round draft pick from the New York Jets for Brandon Marshall, even though everyone with a brain cell knew Marshall was getting cut, reports surfaced that Conte will not be a Bear in 2015. Oft-injured Chris Conte pursuing next hit with...
Via Sports Mockery
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Safety: I’d Rather ‘Die 10, 15 Years Earlier’ Than Not Play In NFL

This embed is invalid" /> Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for football. Conte has been diagnosed with two concussions this season at a time when the NFL is taking a proactive approach to raising concussion awareness. But the four-year veteran hardly sounds concerned about the long-term health risks of playing...
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears safety Chris Conte says he'd rather 'die 15 years earlier' than not play in the NFL

Showing the same signs of mental distress that folks who proclaim they'd trade 10 years at the end of their lives to be 10 pounds younger, Bears safety Chris Conte says he'd rather 'die 10 15 years earlier' than not play in the NFL.As far as after football, who knows? My life will revolve around football to some point, but I'd rather have the experience of playing and, who knows...
Via Bob's Blitz
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears safety Chris Conte: Playing in NFL worth a shorter life

Bears safety Chris Conte says playing in the NFL is worth any health ramifications that come after his playing days end -- even if it shortens his life by a decade. Conte, 25, has two concussions this season, and said that he knows the risks and he doesn't mind them. Here is what he told ESPN Chicago: "As far as after football, who knows. My life will revolve around football to some...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Chris Conte: I’d rather die 10, 15 years earlier than not be able to play in the NFL

Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte has dealt with multiple injuries throughout his career in the NFL. He has had multiple concussions as well as back and eye injuries and he is only 25-years old. Conte was on Chicago’s WBBM-AM 78o on Tuesday and talked about having a back injury that made him miss Monday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. When asked by the host of the show...
Via No Guts, No Glory
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Conte: I’d rather play in the NFL and die 10-15 years younger

Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte has missed time this season with a variety of injuries, most notably two concussions. Considering he is only 25, you could understand if Conte was already worrying about the long-term health risks associated with playing in the NFL. But he’s not. During a pregame show on WBBM-AM 780 Monday, Conte...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears' Conte willing to shorten lifespan for NFL career

Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte made some rather sobering comments during an appearance on a Chicago radio station regarding the heavy price that some players are apparently willing to pay to have an NFL career. Conte, 25, in his fourth season with the Bears after being drafted in the third round in the 2011 NFL...Read More The post Bears safety Chris Conte willing to exchange...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Look to the Future

The Chicago Bears have finally been eliminated from playoff contention after losing 41-28 to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 14. Even if the Bears win the last their final three games they will still finish with a record of just 8-8. Now is the time to give the young guys a shot at more playing time. It is important to see what improvements are needed in the offseason. At this point of...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Yahoo! Sports Tells Chicago Fans To Reassess Their Priorities In Life

  VIRAL – During the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears, the fans at Soldier Field allegedly cheered when Chris Conte’s injury was announced. Now Chicago fans are getting bashed in the national media. Stay Classy Chicago “Stay Classy Chicago” was Yahoo! Sports’ most recent headline for an article about the Soldier Field fans cheering Conte’s injury...
Via Sports Mockery
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago's Conte leaves with possible concussion

DETROIT (AP) Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte left Thursday's game against the Detroit Lions in the first quarter to be evaluated for a possible concussion. The 25-year-old Conte dealt with concussion problems earlier this year as well, and he missed a game last month with a shoulder problem. He has three interceptions this season and nine in his four-year career. Chicago defensive...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears current confidence level from national media is eye opening

It’s crunch time. That’s the best way to describe mid-November games in the NFL, contests that will ultimately start to thin the herd of playoff contenders, narrowing the field to those teams truly capable of making the postseason and leaving the pretenders exposed for the football world to see. What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide...
Via cover32 - Bears
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Analysis: Chicago Bears rally to beat Bucs in Lovie’s return

The Chicago Bears (5-6) used a second-half rally to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-9) 21-13. The win keeps the Bears alive, and they enter a key stretch of games against teams they need to beat to gain significant ground in the playoff race — the Detroit Lions (twice), the Dallas Cowboys. and the New Orleans Saints. They would still need things to fall their way, but winning...
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Chris Conte picks off former Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown

At last we have it: living proof that Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte is not the most useless defensive back on the planet. Halfway through the first quarter of today’s game against Lovie Smith‘s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Conte picked off former Bears quarterback Josh McCown. Have a look: Looks good, right? The bad news is the Bucs lead 7-0. If the Bears can’t beat Tampa at home...
Via cover32 - Bears
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Conte Makes Sexy Interception

During the first quarter of the football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears’ Chris Conte made quite the interception.Take a look: Chris Conte has gotten his fair share of crap from the people of Chicago in his career, but this catch should quiet the haters down. If this type of play for the defense keeps up, the Bears just might have a chance to make the playoffs...
Via Sports Mockery
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Toughest Player On The Bears Is Not Who You Would Expect

The Chicago Bears have had problems on the defensive end for a few years now. Bears fans have bashed defenders such as Julius Peppers, Jared Allen, Lance Briggs and more over the past years. The one that took the biggest “heat” was safety, Chris Conte. Conte has had the full “Chicago Treatment” over the past couple of seasons. The thing that some fans don’t realize is that...
Via Sports Mockery
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Earth To Chicago Bears: Chris Clemons Is STILL Available

Not to beat a dead horse, but Chris Conte is down with another concussion.  The Chicago Bears once again need help at safety.  As if they didn’t already with Conte in the lineup.  In truth the defense is in a state of uncertainty.  According to sources, the team is becoming very concerned with Conte’s susceptibility to concussions and are approaching dangerous territory in...
Via Sports Mockery
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Conte suffered concussion in Bears loss on Sunday

Getty Images Safety Chris Conte was diagnosed with a concussion in the lockeroom during Sunday’s Week 5 loss at Carolina. Conte left the game in the first quarter after attempting to take down Kelvin Benjamin. He would re-enter the game after undergoing the sideline concussion protocol and later re-entered the game for one play before heading to the locker room. “You do have...
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Injury Update: Jared Allen, Brandon Marshall, Chris Conte

The Chicago Bears are rolling right now, winners of two in a row and looking for a third straight against the struggling Green Bay Packers:  #455941260 / Unfortunately for Chicago, their final Injury Report for Week 4 isn’t looking too optimistic. The list contains five players that didn’t participate in practice at all this week and have been ruled...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

INJURY UPATE: Chicago Bears Getting Healthy For Packers

The Green Bay Packers are up next in a huge NFC North showdown.  Are the Chicago Bears ready for them? Chris Conte and Ryan Mundy Mending From Shoulder Problems Maintaining consistency on the back end of the defense has been an issue for the Bears either due to injury or poor play.  It seems they finally have a capable tandem in Chris Conte and Ryan Mundy but both came out of week...
Via Sports Mockery
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Fans Troll Wrong Brandon Marshall On Twitter

Chicago fans really need to figure out Twitter, they continually tweet the wrong person. The ‘non-weatherman’ from Nashville, @ChrisConte, is still pissed off at Chicago for their mean tweets during the real Chris Conte’s debacles. Enter Brandon Marshall, linebacker for the Denver Broncos. Just had a great game where he recorded 12 tackles …. but Chicago thought he was the...
Via Sports Mockery
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Chris Ivory Destroys Chris Conte

Want to make something clear, we have nothing against Chris Conte…. well, that’s not entirely true. In any regard, he is a good player … a decent player, but he always seems to find his way into the game’s highlights one way or another. Last week it was his great interception that had everyone talking … this week it’s the bruising run by Chris Ivory that made Conte...
Via Sports Mockery
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte is not completely useless after all

Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte gets a lot of guff for the way Week 17 went down last year. Sure, he got caught guarding the first down marker while Randall Cobb went in for an easy touchdown which cost the Bears a playoff spot, but it’s all in the past, right? Right? Anyway. It’s easy to beat up on Conte but the fact is that you don’t get to the NFL without being able to...
Via cover32 - Bears
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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