The initial splashy phase of the free agency period may be over, but the Chicago Bears still have additions to make to the roster. Today they announced they re-signing of veteran backup tight end Dante Rosario, who was originally acquired from the Dallas Cowboys before the start of the 2013 season for a seventh-round pick by then-GM Phil Emery, to a one-year contract.
Rosario was initially drafted by John Fox's Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the 2007 draft, and joined him for one year when Fox became the head coach of the Denver Broncos in 2011, making this the third team together for head coach and player.
The Bears now have five tight ends on the roster, with Rosario, Zach Miller, Jacob Maxwell, and Blake Annen looking to back up incumbent Martellus Bennett. Rosario, who had 16 catches for 116 yards last season, mainly figures to continue to be used primarily as a blocking tight end and on all four special teams, a phase in which he racked up seven special-teams tackles in 2015.
TE @DanteRosario88 signs his new #Bears contract earlier today at Halas Hall. pic.twitter.com/dDSJejMyU4— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 19, 2015
With their needs at wide receiver, offensive line, possibly at running back, and likely on all three levels of the defense, do you think this is what the competition at the tight end position will look like heading into OTAs and training camp, or could the Bears use a pick on a tight end in the upcoming draft?