A second-round draft choice by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2000, Mark Roman spent his first two years in the NFL as a cornerback before moving to free safety in 2002 (he made the reverse transition in college, shifting to cornerback as a senior following three seasons as a starter at free safety).
Entering his fifth year in the NFL, Roman has been on the winning side of football games only 20 times in 66 attempts as a pro, and in March, the former LSU Tiger left Cincinnati and joined the Packers as an unrestricted free agent.
"My main focus (of free agency) was to play for a winning team, but the reputation of the Packers kind of speaks for itself," Roman told Packers.com after signing in March. "They're always viewed as one of the NFL's elite teams, and that means a lot to me. I mean, playing in the league is one thing, but playing for the Packers and having a chance to win the Big Game year in and year out - that's a chance you embrace as soon as it comes along."
On Monday, Roman, who beat out Marques Anderson in training camp for the starting strong safety spot opposite Darren Sharper, will play in his first prime time televised game as the Packers meet the Panthers on Monday Night Football.
"In Cincy, we never played at night, period," Roman said. "Not on Sunday night, Thursday night, Monday night, nothing. I'm very excited about this opportunity."
But before Roman hits the field in prime time, he will take questions from Packers fans Friday during a Live Chat starting at approximately 2:30 p.m. CT.
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