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Bears cut RB Michael Bush and, 11 days after signing him, TE Dante Rosario
The Bears cut tight end Dante Rosario and released backup running back Michael Bush on Monday.
Bush’s release was hardly a surprise; the Bears can save $1.85 million on the salary cap next season without him, and figure to find a running back in the free agent market. Bush struggled last season, averaging 3.1 yards on 63 carries. Most of that damage came in December; he had 42 carries for only 69 yards before then.
Rosario is more head-scratching, though. On Feb. 27 — that’s only 11 days ago — the Bears announced they’d re-signed tight end Dante Rosario to a 1-year contract.
Monday, he was released.
No reason has been given why; the NFL transaction sheet indicates he did not fail a physical.
The Bears acquired the veteran tight end from the Dallas Cowboys for a seventh-round pick at the start of the season. Rosario caught only one pass, but played 186 snaps as Martellus Bennett’s backup.
The Bears now have two tight ends on their roster: Bennett and practice-squadder Fendi Onobun.