Training Camp Preview: Safeties

Now is a great time to become a Bucs Blitz insider with With each of our training camp previews, we talk about each player at every position and predict who makes the roster and who gets cut. As an insider, you'll also have insider access to the hundreds of other sites. Sign up today!

The Buccaneers made it a point to improve the play of their safeties in 2015. They went out and signed Chris Conte in free agency and claimed D.J. Swearinger after he was waived by the Texans. One notable name out the door is Dashon Goldson, just a couple years removed from the massive contract he signed with the Bucs as a free agent.

Here is our prediction on how the safeties might be categorized:

DJ Swearinger - Swearinger is entering his 3rd NFL season after being a starter for the Texans during his first 2 seasons. We still don't know the whole reason the Texans cut their former 2nd round pick after just 2 seasons, but it's likely the Bucs give Swearinger every shot of being a starter for them.

Bradley McDougald - McDouglad came out of the depths last season to become the Bucs' most reliable safety. If he continues that strong development, McDougald could become a key member of the Bucs defense for a long time.


Chris Conte - Conte's relationship with Lovie Smith from their days in Chicago is important here. Conte has dealt with some injuries, but should prove to be a valuable reserve.

On the Bubble

Major Wright - The Bucs should keep at least one more safety on the final roster, and I think the odds are in Major Wright's favor. Wright is very talented, and even got a chance to start some in 2014.

Keith Tandy - Tandy's most valuable asset is his versatility. He can play safety or corner, but might contribute most on special teams.

Likely to Be Cut

Chris Hackett

Training Camp Preview: Defensive Tackles

Training Camp Preview: Tight Ends

Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

Training Camp Preview: Running Backs

Training Camp Preview: Cornerbacks

Training Camp Preview: Wide Receivers

Subscribe to The Commish Online Podcast on iTunes!

Follow Bucs Blitz on twitter: @TBBucsOnScout

Bucs Blitz Top Stories