Deal for Rosario continues Bears roster makeover

Deal for Rosario continues Bears roster makeover
September 2, 2013, 4:15 pm
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The Bears took another step to make over their “final” roster with a trade for veteran tight end Dante Rosario, sending the Dallas Cowboys a conditional seventh-round 2014 draft choice and waiving tight end Kyle Adams.

On Sunday it was picking up rookie defensive end David Bass after his release by the Oakland Raiders, viewed as a developmental pass rusher.

Rosario, 6-foot-3, 242 pounds, was a fifth-round draft the Carolina Panthers in 2007 and played for Carolina until 2010, followed by Miami and Denver (2011) and San Diego last season. He has 99 catches in 91 career games and has been a contributor on special teams.

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Rosario fills a different lineup role from Martellus Bennett, a receiver primarily, and Steve Maneri, a stronger blocker. Both Bennett and Maneri are bigger (265 and 280 pounds respectively).

Adams appeared in 23 games with two starts over two seasons (2011-12) with the Bears recording four receptions for 40 yards with one special-teams tackle.