Detroit Lions : Free Agents To Think About

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Sep 20, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Chris Conte (23) intercepts a pass in front of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Buccaneers defeated the Saints 26-19. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Conte

The Lions may decide to move on from James Ihedigbo. While Ihedigbo makes great plays and creates turnovers, he is a liability at times. Couple with that his “holdout” last season and you have a recipe for a bad contract waiting to happen.

Although Conte is not a superstar, he is an above average strong safety who is only 26 years old. By comparison Ihedigbo will turn 32 this season. Conte’s best season came in 2013 when he had 90 tackles, 7 pass deflections, 3 interceptions and a forced fumble. He is also versatile and capable of playing both safety positions.

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