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Bucs sign Major Wright; Chris Conte out with injury

Major Wright is back with the Bucs after getting cut in August. Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with safety Major Wright on a one-year deal, a source tells ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

The Bucs lost Chris Conte to an undisclosed injury during Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. The source said Conte is not expected to play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

The Bucs sought Wright due to his experience. Behind Conte and Bradley McDougald, the Bucs have Keith Tandy, who replaced Conte on Sunday but whose primary responsibilities are on special teams, and rookie Ryan Smith, a converted cornerback, who is used primarily as a kick returner and has not taken a snap on defense.

Wright started nine games for the Bucs over the last two seasons. He recorded four pass breakups and 76 combined tackles during that span. He was with the team throughout the offseason, training camp and the preseason, so he has experience in Mike Smith's defense. He was among the first wave of roster cuts in August.