Nov 4, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Dante Rosario (88) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Chicago won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Chicago Bears release Dante Rosario

The Chicago Bears rose a few eyebrows on Monday afternoon as they unexpectedly released tight end Dante Rosario.

Per Alex Marvez:

@bears cut TE Dante rosario on monday

There’s a few reasons the release caused head scratches.

Rosario (though a bit of a space cadet at times) has shown an ability to produce on the field at times. Granted, consistency has been a problem, but as a backup he can get the job done. More shocking though was the fact that Bears recently re-signed Rosario to a one-year contract just last month and decided to part ways today.

It’s not known if it was simply a football related decision or if there was something else behind the move, though whatever the case Rosario’s tenure with the Bears is over.

He shouldn’t have trouble latching on to a new team as a backup given how often teams are looking for tight end depth.

Rosario, in addition to likely being a backup tight end, is an average special teams player though has proven to be a solid run blocker.

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