The Chicago Bears did some housecleaning on Thursday as the team re-signed two of their looming free agents before the new league year starts on Marc 11.
The Bears acquired Rosario in a trade before the the 2013 season. In 2013, Rosario served as the primary backup to tight end Martellus Bennett. Rosario only made one reception with the Bears last season but was heavily involved in goal-line plays as a blocking tight end.
The NFL is trending in a direction where most teams are running with some form of a two tight end set. A formation that became popular with the New England Patriots. Following the trend, the Bears may look to add another tight end this off-season either through free agency or via the draft. Rosario simply does not appear to be a legitimate threat in the passing game.
On his career, Rosario has 100 receptions for a total of 1,119 yards and 8 touchdowns while playing for the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, and Bears throughout his 8-year career.