Bears Cut Donte Rosario

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  1. Ojibway Bob

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    WAIT A MINUTE - Emery says Bears will likely re-sign TE Rosario. The guy they signed a couple weeks ago, then cut a few days after that.
    WTF???

    as per Twitter - Dane Noble.....sorry I tried to link feed but no idea how to do it
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    Bob, don't worry about it brudder. If that's the case, then it tells me they had to do some things to massage the cap a bit for the start of FA, then they go back and re-sign after they lock in contracts. It's just one of the goofy things teams have to do to stay within the rules.
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    Lol this is clown car stuff
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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...nte-rosario-contract-20140315,0,2136298.story

    Bears resolve Rosario's curious contract situation

    Dante Rosario is back with the Chicago Bears, but it took two contracts in a little more than a week to get it done.

    Rosario was re-signed Thursday to a one-year contract in a move the club has yet to announce. He was surprisingly released March 10, seven days after signing a one-year contract.

    The Bears declined to divulge the reason behind the series of moves, but a source that has reviewed both contracts has come up with an explanation. The Bears signed Rosario to a minimum salary benefit contract (meaning his salary-cap figure is lower than his base salary, a provision in the collective bargaining agreement to encourage teams to use journeymen players instead of younger, cheaper alternatives) on March 3.

    But because Rosario played on a minimum salary benefit contract in 2013 -- a contract the Bears inherited from the Dallas Cowboys when they acquired him via trade after final cuts in September -- he was not eligible to sign another contract with the Bears on March 3. Rules pertaining to minimum salary benefit deals prevent a player from signing another contract with his team until the start of the next league year.

    The Bears also could not re-sign quarterback Josh McCown until after the start of the league year because he played with a MSB contract last season. It guaranteed McCown would enter the free-agent market. The same held true for Rosario, so the Bears were forced to release him.

    Once the new league year opened, Rosario was eligible to re-sign with the Bears and that officially happened Thursday when he signed a one-year contract that, yes, includes a provision for the minimum salary benefit. Rosario is due to earn $855,000 this season and will count $570,000 vs. the salary cap. There is no guaranteed money. Last season, Rosario earned $715,000 and had a cap figure of $555,000.

    The Bears traded their seventh-round draft pick for Rosario. Expect the team to seek to add more depth at the position. It could be a position the team monitors in the draft.

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    Did anyone else have a Mike McCaskey flashback while reading that? It seems like something dumb he would have done. lol. I'm glad they were able to correct it without penalty.

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