Bears add a TE to their roster and finish filling their practice squad

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The Bears finished out their 8 man practice squad by signing undrafted rookie free agent OL Jamaal Johnson-Webbout of Alabama A&M. Johnson-Webb is 6-5 and 313 lb lineman with 45 starts over the last four seasons. He was named All-SWAC first-team honors as a senior while being named to Phil Steele’s FCS second-team All-American squad. He was originally signed by the Arizona Cardinals after the draft but did not survive final cuts.

The greatest team on the planet also continued to tweak their 53 man roster by trading a conditional 7th round pick in 2014 to the Dallas Cowboys for TE Dante Rosario. Rosario is 6-3 and 245 lb. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2007 where he played for four years before making one year stops in Denver and San Diego over the past two seasons. For his career, Rosario has 99 catches for 1,106 yards and 8 touchdowns with 3 of those touchdowns coming last year with San Diego. His best year came in 2009 when he caught 26 balls for 313 yards and 2 touchdowns. 7 of his receptions went for 20+ yards and he helped move the chains (catch resulting in a 1st down) 19 times. Rosario signed a one year deal with the Cowboys in June.

The signing of another TE means that the Bears may be happy with what they have at the position but are constantly looking for upgrades at positions. Rosario doesn’t have stats that blow you away but he might be able to find a nice role in this offense as a quality 2nd option behind Martellus Bennett.

The move also means the Bears are at 54 players which means another player, possibly fullback Tony Fiammetta or back up lineman and a surprise to make the roster Taylor Boggs, will be released.

Topics: Chicago Bears, Dante Rosario, Jamaal Johnson-Webb

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  • Wisdom Speaks

    Starting his 7th year in the NFL with just 99 catches, his signing and giving up a 7th round draft pick better be conditional. Being waived by an NFL bottom cellar team like the Carolina Panthers says a lot about his talent level from the start. I can see if he was waived by a Super Bowl team loaded with talent, but that’s not the case here. Emery should not be wasting time on a players like the Fendi Onubons or Dante Rosaios of the world.

  • Schmuck

    This moron said Boggs or Fiammetta would be released. What kind of dummies are writing for this site? Idiot author.

    • Coach Boss

      Pretty sure I said “could” be released not “would” be released; big difference.

  • Schmuck

    Fullbacks are a big part of this offense. Anyone intelligent should have known it would be Adams waived. Dumdum

    • BearGogglesOn

      Adams is back and an offensive lineman was waived. Dumdum yourself.