The Bears have released Dante Rosario, less than two weeks after re-signing him to a new deal, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports (via Twitter). Marvez acknowledges that it’s an odd move, but adds in a second tweet that it came across the NFL’s transactions wire.
Rosario, 29, had seasons of 26 and 32 catches several years ago with the Panthers, but didn’t act as a receiver often in part-time action for the Bears in 2013. He was very productive as a run blocker, however, recording Pro Football Focus’ second-highest run-blocking grade among tight ends, despite playing just 186 snaps (subscription required).
Rosario had signed a one-year, minimum salary deal with the Bears, without any bonus money. As such, the team presumably won’t be on the hook for a cap hit for releasing him shortly after re-signing him.