New Denver head coach John Fox is not going to have a new "receiving" tight end this season. But the Broncos will. The Broncos do have an agreement in place with tight end Donte Rosario, pending a physical exam that he will take tonight. Rosario played the previous four seasons for Fox in Carolina.
Rosario, 26, had a career-high 32 catches last year, 26 in 2009 and 18 in 2008. He has the athleticism at 6-4, 250 pounds to be more productive in the passing game, but Fox’s offense in the past was geared around receiver Steve Smith and the running game.
Rosario will compete with Dan Gronkowski for the Broncos’ "off-the-line" tight end position, and allows the Broncos to not push their two rookie tight ends, Julius Thomas and Virgil Green, into prominent playing time before they’re ready.
Rosario isn't going to be the second coming of Shannon Sharpe. Ignore him as you did during his days with the Panthers.