Monday, September 2, 2013
Bears acquire TE Rosario, waive Adams
By Michael C. Wright
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago acquired tight end Dante Rosario on Monday from the Dallas Cowboys for a conditional seventh-round pick, according to ESPN.com’s Todd Archer, and in a corresponding roster move the Bears waived Kyle Adams.
The Bears confirmed the moves, but didn’t divulge the compensation given to the Cowboys to acquire Rosario.
A six-year veteran, Rosario has played in 91 games with 26 starts for Carolina (2007-10), Miami (2011), Denver (2011) and San Diego (2012) after coming into the league as a fifth-round pick of the Panthers.
Rosari0 (6-3, 242 pounds) has tallied 99 career receptions for 1,106 yards and eight touchdowns, in addition to contributing 23 tackles and three fumble recoveries as a special teamer.
Rosario provides versatility for the Bears on offense because of his pass-catching skills, and ability to contribute as either an H-back or a tight end. Over his last two seasons in Carolina (2009-10), Rosario caught 58 passes for 577 yards and two touchdowns.
Rosario played 13 games for the Chargers last season with two starts, and caught 10 passes for 93 yards and three touchdowns.
Rosario appears to be an upgrade over the younger Adams, who has played 23 games for the Bears over the past two seasons. Adams caught four passes for 40 yards during his tenure with the Bears, in addition to posting one tackle on special teams.