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Buccaneers place Chris Conte on injured reserve

Pittsburgh Steelers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 24: Vance McDonald #89 of the Pittsburgh Steelers takes on Chris Conte #23 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first quarter on September 24, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

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Buccaneers safety Chris Conte added injury to insult on Monday night.

Flattened by a double-thumping stiff arm on a long catch and run from Steelers tight end Vance McDonald, Conte later exited the game after aggravating a knee injury. The Buccaneers placed him on injured reserve on Tuesday.

The Buccaneers did not fill Conte’s roster spot, yet. It could ultimately be taken by quarterback Jameis Winston, who is back from a three-game suspension.

Conte, 29, has spent four years with the Bucs after four with the Bears. He has 104 regular-season appearances and 93 starts.