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Dante Rosario | Tight End | #88

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/25/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 242
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (155) / CAR
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Bears released TE Dante Rosario.
The nine-year veteran spent the past two years in the Windy City, catching 16 passes last season. He'll get calls whenever someone needs a blocker. Fri, Sep 4, 2015 06:35:00 PM

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Bears re-signed TE Dante Rosario to a one-year contract.

A run blocker who can catch passes in a pinch, Rosario has spent the past two seasons in Chicago. He played for new coach John Fox in both Denver and Carolina. His spot on the 53-man roster should be secure.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Bears re-signed TE Dante Rosario.

Rosario was originally signed two weeks ago, then released on Monday. Presumably, the run blocker will now remain on the roster through the rest of the offseason program.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 05:27:00 PM

Bears released TE Dante Rosario.

The move is a head scratcher not because Rosario is a difference maker on the field, but because the Bears re-signed him to a one-year contract in late February. A special teamer and run blocker, Rosario figures to resurface elsewhere as a No. 3 tight end. He's stretched at No. 2 on a depth chart.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Bears re-signed TE Dante Rosario to a one-year contract.

Acquired from the Cowboys last September, Rosario appeared in 15 games. He caught only one pass, but was an asset as a blocker. 68 of his 186 snaps came as a run blocker. That will remain Rosario's role during his age-30 season.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Cowboys traded TE Dante Rosario to the Bears in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick.

Rosario slides in behind every-down tight end Martellus Bennett and blocker Steve Maneri. He has 99 career catches for 1,106 yards and eight touchdowns across six seasons with the Panthers, Broncos and Chargers.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 10:18:00 AM

Cowboys signed TE Dante Rosario, formerly of the Chargers.

Rosario, 28, served as San Diego's third tight end behind Antonio Gates and Randy McMichael last year, catching ten passes for 95 yards and three touchdowns. He chipped in five special teams tackles. Rosario will compete for a roster spot in Dallas. Jason Witten, James Hanna, and second-round pick Gavin Escobar are the Cowboys' top three tight ends.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 01:30:00 PM

The Cowboys worked out free agent TE Dante Rosario.

Dallas already has Jason Witten, James Hanna and rookie Gavin Escobar on the roster, so they're likely just performing due diligence. Rosario is primarily a special teamer and situational tight end with good athleticism, but has never been consistent on the field.
Fri, May 31, 2013 05:40:00 PM

The Colts tried out free agent TE Dante Rosario on Thursday.

Indy GM Ryan Grigson was likely just updating his "emergency list." A special teamer and situational tight end, Rosario is seemingly good for a fluky monster fantasy game once per year. He scored three TDs in Week 2 last season.
Fri, May 24, 2013 03:11:00 PM

Chargers TE Dante Rosario scored three touchdowns on four catches to go along with 48 receiving yards in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Without Antonio Gates, Rosario saw most of the goal line tight end work and it paid off in the form of three scores. However, on all three Rosario was fairly wide open and almost seemed to be unaccounted for by the Titans' defense. He did leave at one point in the game but returned after what appeared to be a minor injury or cramps.
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 07:39:00 PM

Chargers signed TE Dante Rosario to a one-year contract.

Rosario, 27, is athletic at 6-foot-4, 250 and can run down kicks and punts on special teams. He'll likely compete directly for a roster spot with Kory Sperry. The Chargers' top two tight ends are Antonio Gates and Randy McMichael.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 07:33:00 PM

Broncos re-signed TE Dante Rosario.

Rosario will provide some depth while Julius Thomas recovers from his high-ankle sprain. The pass-catching tight end was released by the Broncos at final cuts earlier this month.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 12:59:00 PM

Dolphins released TE Dante Rosario.

Rosario failed to catch a pass in Miami's first two games. He was a luxury as the third tight end, but could be re-signed down the road.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 07:15:00 PM

Dolphins signed TE Dante Rosario and OL Ryan Cook.

Rosario isn't much of a blocker, but can stretch the field a bit and play special teams. Cook has starting experience at just about every line position.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 02:53:00 PM

The Dolphins worked out free agent TE Dante Rosario Sunday.

Rosario was just released by the Broncos Saturday. The Fins were awarded Will Yeatman on waivers, which could close the door to a Rosario signing.
Sun, Sep 4, 2011 06:26:00 PM

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7Brad Sorensen
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10Johnny Manziel
11Cody Fajardo
12Shane Carden
13B.J. Daniels
14R.J. Archer
15Pat Devlin
16Jerry Lovelocke
17Chase Rettig
18Chandler Harnish
19Jake Waters
20Jake Heaps
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2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5Alonzo Harris
6LaMichael James
7Joique Bell
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Kenneth Harper
12Jawon Chisholm
13Jerome Smith
14Michael Dyer
15Keshawn Hill
16LaVance Taylor
17Jeremy Stewart
18Lache Seastrunk
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Derrick Coleman
5Joe Don Duncan
6Henry Hynoski
7Trey Millard
8Brad Smelley
9Jordan Campbell
10Emil Igwenagu
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Tyler Davis
5Seantavius Jones
6Jacoby Ford
7Josh Morgan
8Dwayne Bowe
9Preston Parker
10Kris Durham
11Vincent Brown
12Miles Austin
13Carlton Mitchell
14Armon Binns
15Reggie Dunn
16Robert Herron
17Solomon Patton
18Damian Williams
19Ricky Collins
20Zach D'Orazio
21Kenzel Doe
22Tevin Reese
23Donte Foster
24L'Damian Washington
25David Porter
26Josh Harper
27Marquez Clark
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Josh Stewart
32DaVaris Daniels
33Ezell Ruffin
34Tyler McDonald
WR21Roddy White
2Riley Cooper
3Ace Sanders
4Denarius Moore
5Marcus Thigpen
6Joe Morgan
7Austin Pettis
8Jacoby Jones
9Onterio McCalebb
10Ryan Broyles
11A.J. Jenkins
12Rico Richardson
13Emory Blake
14Mike Brown
15Tandon Doss
16Devon Wylie
17Devante Davis
18Ryan Lankford
19Daniel Rodriguez
20James Butler
21Michael Preston
22Phil Bates
23Milton Williams III
24Jimmie Hunt
25Clyde Gates
26Ryan Whalen
27Marcus Harris
28Juron Criner
29Tom Nelson
30Saalim Hakim
31Andre Davis
32Demetrius Wilson
33Josh Reese
34Trevor Harman
35Paul Browning
36Trindon Holliday
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
TE1Owen Daniels
2Dante Rosario
3Scott Chandler
4Orson Charles
5Chase Ford
6Kyle Miller
7Beau Gardner
8Mickey Shuler
9D.J. Williams
10Rob Blanchflower
11Jacob Maxwell
12Jimmay Mundine
13Steve Maneri
14David Paulson
15Nick Kasa
16Chase Dixon
17Gerell Robinson
18Dan Light
19Brandon Barden
20Jake Murphy
21Ryan Taylor
22Brett Brackett
23Michael Egnew
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2Micah Hatchie
3Jason Fox
4Will Beatty
5Tyson Chandler
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2Ben Heenan
3Antoine Everett
4Tanner Hawkinson
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2Brian De La Puente
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2Louis Vasquez
3Todd Herremans
4Paul Fanaika
5Patrick Omameh
6Adam Replogle
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2Justin Manton
3Mike Meyer
4Billy Cundiff
5Brandon Bogotay
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