Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers and free agent tight end Dante Rosario agreed to a one-year contract Monday.

A 6-foot-3, 290-pound former first-rounder from Northwestern, Castillo missed most of 2011 with a broken leg. Nevertheless, he is a versatile, smart player who has had as many as seven sacks in a season, so the fit is obvious.

General manager A.J. Smith tossed cold water Monday on any speculation the team might bring back a pair of Pro Bowlers from yesteryear, saying the Chargers will not pursue LaDainian Tomlinson or Kassim Osgood in free agency

Former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning landed in the AFC West on Monday, committing to the defending division champion Broncos as his next NFL home. Facing Denver will be a challenge, and based on early player reaction, it’s one they’ll embrace.

Dante Rosario agreed to a one-year, $700,000 deal with the team Monday, becoming the fifth tight end on the roster. The 27-year-old, who split his first five seasons between the Panthers, Dolphins and Broncos, saw his best NFL game come in San Diego.