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Bears trade for veteran TE Dante Rosario; waive TE Kyle Adams
The Bears made it official Monday afternoon, announcing that they’ve acquired tight end Dante Rosario from Dallas Cowboys. To make room for Rosario, tight end Kyle Adams was waived.
In return, the Bears sent a late conditional pick in 2014 to the Cowboys. It’s reportedly a seventh-rounder. The deal was first reported Monday morning by ESPN Dallas, but Rosario, 28, had to pass his physical with the Bears before it became official.
Rosario (6-3, 242 pounds) doesn’t have eye-popping stats, but the Bears were looking for another pass-catching tight end, especially with Fendi Onobun (who was signed to the practice squad) being still a work in progress.
Rosario, a six-year veteran, spent last season with San Diego Chargers, making 10 receptions for 95 yards. In Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans, he had four catches for 48 yards and three touchdowns.
His most productive season came in 2009 with the Carolina Panthers when he had 26 catches for 313 yards and two touchdowns. In his career, Rosario has 99 receptions for 1,106 yards and eight touchdowns.
Adams had a role on special teams, but Rosario also has experience there. In his career, Rosario has 23 tackles and three fumble recoveries on special teams.
Adams appeared in 23 games with two starts over two seasons with the Bears. He had four receptions for 40 yards..