Found February 15, 2012 on BroncoTalk:
Carolina_panthers_v_4396

Dante Rosario (AP Photo)





Dante Rosario









Name: Dante Rosario





Height, Weight: 6’4″, 250





Position: Tight End





Age, Experience: 27, 6





College: Oregon



Rosario Dawson, erm, Dante Rosario was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL draft. A John Fox veteran, Rosario was a makes-sense fit for the Broncos as they looked for a veteran tight end in free agency last year. Rosario initially did not make the team out of training camp, but an injury to rookie Julius Thomas and some lucky timing in what ended up being a two-week stint with the Miami Dolphins saw Rosario quickly return to the club on September 22 and stick there the rest of the season. Rosario is responsible for one of the most famous plays in Panthers lore — a game-winning touchdown catch as time expired in 2008 against the San Diego Chargers that gave the Panthers a 26-24 victory. (And any player that upsets the Chargers is a good player in my book.)

2011 Analysis: Rosario was a rotational tight end and caught seven passes for 117 yards for the Broncos in 2011. His 16.7 yard reception average was impressive; in fact, it was the 2nd best mark on the team across all positions. Initially released out of training camp following the emergence of rookies Thomas and Virgil Green, Rosario ended up mostly holding off Thomas and playing in all 14 of the Broncos’ remaining games after he was re-signed before Week 3.

Contract Status: Unrestricted free agent 20122012 Outlook: As of this writing, Dante Rosario is one of the Broncos’ 17 unrestricted free agents, and he isn’t even the only veteran tight end with that status (Daniel Fells is in the same boat). With the Broncos having spent draft picks on Thomas and Green, and Fells being the starter last year, Rosario may find himself the odd man out (again).

As always, we invite you, the readers, to participate. Is Dante Rosario a good fit as a rotational player, or should the Broncos rely on Thomas and Green improving and find veteran help elsewhere?

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.

We hope you enjoy these posts as BroncoTalk develops a one-of-a-kind fan-powered Denver Broncos roster on the web.


THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Virgil Green – Denver Broncos BT Profile

Name: Virgil Green Height, Weight: 6’3″, 252 Position: Tight End Age, Experience: 23, 2 College: Nevada-Reno Virgil Green was a seventh round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2011. One of two rookie draft pick tight ends for the Broncos, he emerged as the more game-ready player at the position than fourth round pick Julius Thomas, along with a handful...

Julius Thomas – Denver Broncos BT Profile

Name: Julius Thomas Height, Weight: 6’5″, 255 Position: Tight End Age, Experience: 23, 2 College: Portland State Julius Thomas was a fourth round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2011 who shone in training camp but had a rookie season derailed by injury. A basketball player until his senior year in college, Thomas was a First-team All-Big Sky Conference...

Guard C.J. Davis reunites with coach Fox in Denver

The Denver Broncos have signed third-year free agent guard C.J. Davis, who will reunite with coach John Fox.

Tim Tebow “Will to Win” Broncos book signing with Mike Klis

Broncos fans can meet Denver Post NFL reporter Mike Klis on Thursday (Feb. 16) and hear about the Broncos’ star-kissed 2011 season with Tim Tebow. Klis will sign copies of “Will to Win: How Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos turned 2011 into a season to remember,” which was published last month. When: Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Denver Post auditorium, 101 W. Colfax...

Broncos sign a Guard

C.J. Davis (left) blocks Sione Fua (right) in August 2011. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) The Denver Broncos have signed guard C.J. Davis. Davis was a college free agent signed by the Carolina Panthers in 2009, he was placed by injured reserve by the club after suffering an injury at the end of training camp in his rookie season. In 2010 he was signed to the active roster and participated...

Chiefs sign former Broncos safety Kyle McCarthy

The Chiefs on Tuesday signed safety Kyle McCarthy, who played the last two seasons for the Broncos. McCarthy played in eight games for Denver as a rookie in 2010 and in four games last season. His experience is mainly on special teams.

Daily Links – Broncos sign WR Jason Hill

The Broncos signed free agent wide receiver Jason Hill Wednesday. [First and Orange] Hill, who had more catches and yards than Eddie Royal last year, was cut from Jacksonville a day after Jack Del Rio was fired. Interesting… [MaxDenver] The locals won the red battle at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. [Denver Post] The Broncos are prepared to spend over the cap next year....

Broncos sign WR Hill

The Denver Broncos on Thursday signed free- agent wide receiver Jason Hill.

Will, and should, Tebow say yes to Military Ball invite?

Perhaps you’ve seen this video that has been making the rounds on YouTube. In it, Jamie Walden, a member of the Air Force, invited Tim Tebow to be her date to the annual Military Ball, which will be held in Louisiana in April. Other celebrities like actors Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis and reality star Kristin Cavallari (Jay Cutler’s fiancee) have attended similar Military...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.