The Dallas Cowboys continue to churn their roster this off-season with the release of undrafted rookie tight end Paul Freedman of Virginia and the signing of veteran tight end Dante Rosario.
Rosario was originally drafted in the fifth round (155th overall) in 2007 by Carolina out of Oregon. He caught 99 passes for 1,106 yards and eight touchdowns in 27 starts over 91 career games.
Rosario played four seasons with the Panthers before signing with Denver in 2011 as a free agent, but was released on final cuts. He signed with Miami and played two games before being released and re-signed by the Broncos, where he finished the season. He signed with San Diego last year and played in 13 games with two starts.
The Cowboys have six tight ends on their roster. They are Colin Cochart, rookie Gavin Escobar, James Hanna, Andre Smith, Rosario and Pro Bowler Jason Witten. — Clarence E. Hill Jr.
Kelly has cancer
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery on Friday to remove a portion of his jaw.
Kelly is suffering from squamous cell carcinoma, but he has recently undergone tests to show that the cancer is isolated in his jaw and has not spread to other parts of his body.
“Doctors have told me that my prognosis for recovery is very good,” said the former Buffalo Bills quarterback. “I plan to tackle this challenge head on, as we Kellys always do, with toughness, perseverance and faith.”