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Bears agree to terms with Rosario

A few hours after re-signing center Roberto Garza to a one-year contract, the Bears on Thursday also agreed to terms with tight end Dante Rosario on a one-year deal.


Dante Rosario
Like Garza, Rosario was slated to become an unrestricted free agent March 11.

Rosario was originally acquired by the Bears last Sept. 2 in a trade with the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick. After being inactive in the season opener, the 6-3, 242-pounder appeared in the final 15 games, primarily as a blocker.

Rosario's only catch of the season was a 13-yarder in a Week 14 win over the Cowboys. He also recorded five special teams tackles.

Rosario has appeared in 106 NFL games with 29 starts for the Carolina Panthers (2007-10), Miami Dolphins (2011), Denver Broncos (2011), San Diego Chargers (2012) and Bears, catching 100 passes for 1,119 yards and eight touchdowns.

Rosario is the seventh player the Bears have re-signed since late December, following Garza, quarterback Jay Cutler, guard Matt Slauson, cornerback Tim Jennings, kicker Robbie Gould and fullback Tony Fiammetta.

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