Nearly two weeks after the Chicago Bears signed tight end Dante Rosario for the 2014 season, the team is now parting ways with the tight end.
The Bears announced on Monday that they have released Rosario. The moves come as a surprise to many as the Bears re-signed Rosario no more than 12 days ago. Rosario had only one reception for the Bears in 2013 but was productive as a blocker as well as on special teams.
The belief here is that the Bears have something in the works with a free agent tight end. That would appear to be the only plausible reason for the Bears releasing Rosario. If that is case, Rosario may very well return to the Bears once the team figures out their cap situation.
When the 2013 season ended, the belief was the Bears could stand to improve the tight-end position behind Martellus Bennett. The Bears are likely in the market for a pass-catching tight end to compliment Bennett and provide another option for quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler often prefers larger targets.
Fendi Onobun is also on the Bears roster and the team has been high on the developmental tight end. Onobun fumbled away his opportunity last summer to make the Bears roster and will need to improve his pass-catching ability if he wants to make the Bears roster in 2014.