The Bears brought back another familiar face on Thursday. Center Roberto Garza agreed to terms on Thursday afternoon and soon there after tight end Dante Rosario earned a one-year deal to stay in Chicago.
Rosario appeared in 15 games last season, making three starts, while serving mainly as blocking tight end opposite Martellus Bennett.
The 29-year-old Oregon product reeled in his lone catch on a 13-yard gain against the Cowboys on Monday Night Football on Dec. 9. The Bears acquired Rosario from Dallas on Sept. 2 in exchange for a 2014 seventh-round pick.
Drafted in the fifth-round of the 2007 NFL Draft, Rosario has played in 106 career games, making 29 starts, while catching 100 passes for 1,119 yards and eight touchdowns.
68 of his 186 snaps came as a run blocker last season with the Bears. He also played a role on special teams, finishing the season with five tackles.
The 6-foot-3, 242-pounder is expected to compete for the No. 2 spot with whomever the Bears decide to bring in this off-season.
Rosario becomes the seventh Bears free-agent to re-sign with the team this off-season. Free agency officially opens on March 11th.
The Bears still have 21 unrestricted free agents to make decisions on including defensive tackle Henry Melton, cornerback Charles Tillman, safety Major Wright and kick returner Devin Hester.
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