I am not sure that we need to look beyond our own Practice Squad for a Pass-catching TE. We have a Rosario who had over 1000 yards at UCLA his senior year. 6-5, 230. He ran a 4.62. Jacksonville, however, cut him. I seriously wonder what it is about him that no team liked? He has huge hands and is considered a leaper.
In addition to Rosario, there is Lamont Bryant, listed as a WR after playing TE in college. He too is 6-5, 230. He ran a 4.39 and a 4.5 at his pro day (Morgan St.). He has a 43" vertical.
If it is a pass-catching WR/TE/Hback we need, I am hoping one of these guys steps up.
Nelson Rosario has had a questionable work ethic ever since his college days. Neither he nor Bryant are really considered traditional TEs, but more WRs. Their body types and weight scream out WR, so it's not a surprise as to why they're overlooked as real possibilities at TE. Dante Rosario is a true TE at 6'4" and 250lbs. He has been less than stellar as a blocker, but he is closer to mediocre than not. He is a journeyman TE who is a nice safety valve for a QB to have, especially in the red zone where big, reliable targets are at a premium. He'd be cheap, has displayed good talent, played here before (becoming expendable with the signing of Shockey), and is still young enough to stick around a few years if that's what's warranted.