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Mark Roman | Defensive Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/26/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
College: LSU
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Beat writer Matt Barrows says there's a "solid chance" that impending unrestricted free agent S Mark Roman will be back with the Niners in 2010.
Roman will be 33 next month and will find that there's not much of a market out there for him. Michael Lewis struggled with concussions and the Niners could use Roman as cheap insurance. Wed, Feb 10, 2010 10:38:00 AM

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Safety Mark Roman has decided to play out the final year of his contract in San Francisco, according to The Sporting News.

Roman was granted permission to seek a trade earlier this offseason, but the 32-year-old generated no interest. He'll be a $900K backup this year.
Mon, Jun 1, 2009 03:44:00 PM

49ers S Mark Roman is "close" to returning to the practice field after undergoing offseason ankle surgery.

Roman has lost his starting job to Dashon Goldson and will battle rookie Curtis Taylor to be the Niners' No. 2 safety. Goldson has been terrific at OTAs.
Wed, May 27, 2009 04:09:00 PM

49ers S Mark Roman underwent surgery this offseason to remove bone spurs from his ankle.

Though he's been rehabbing regularly at 49ers headquarters, Roman has been a no-show at minicamp activities. The veteran was given permission to shop himself this offseason, but no teams have shown interest.
Tue, May 19, 2009 09:02:00 AM

The 49ers have received no trade offers for S Mark Roman.

Roman will stay on as a backup if San Francisco can't find a trade partner during or after the draft. He has lost his starting job to DaShon Goldson.
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 04:06:00 PM

The 49ers have granted FS Mark Roman permission to seek a trade.

The Niners say they'd take Roman back as a reserve and will not release him. They're unlikely to find a trade partner, however, as Roman is 32 and offers no playmaking ability. He may ultimately have to stay on the roster.
Wed, Mar 4, 2009 07:28:00 PM

49ers coach Mike Nolan says FS Mark Roman will keep his starting job over Dashon Goldson despite struggling badly in Week 4.

Roman got caught peeking in the backfield and served up Robert Meachem's 47-yard TD. The Niners will probably have to insert Goldson eventually.
Mon, Sep 29, 2008 04:31:00 PM

Despite Dashon Goldson's strong training camp, Mark Roman will begin the season as the Niners' starting free safety.

Roman is wearing the defensive headset, so he'll need to play on all three downs. We're speculating, but Goldson could be tried as a replacement for SS Michael Lewis in passing situations. Goldson can cover and Lewis can't.
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 05:51:00 PM

49ers S Mark Roman (shoulder) has resumed practicing with the team.

Roman hadn't practiced since May and is in a battle for time at free safety with Dashon Goldson. Don't look for consistent production out of either.
Wed, Aug 6, 2008 02:21:00 PM

49ers coach Mike Nolan wouldn't rule out the possibility that FS Mark Roman's starting job is up for grabs.

While Roman is sidelined with a shoulder injury, Dashon Goldson is impressing Nolan with his range and ball-hawking abilities. Goldson will still have to beat out a healthy Roman later this summer, but he's clearly making a strong case for himself.
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 11:37:00 AM

49ers FS Mark Roman underwent "minor" surgery to clean out loose bodies in his shoulder ten days ago.

This will give promising Dashon Goldson a chance to shine at June OTAs. Roman is likely to be ready for training camp and keep his job, but Goldson can make a case for playing time. He offers more upside than Roman.
Mon, May 26, 2008 09:33:00 PM

Mark Roman is expected to remain the 49ers' starting free safety when the regular season begins.

However, the 49ers want more big plays in centerfield. Roman has range, but Dashon Goldson displayed terrific ball skills in minicamps and could push him this summer. Rookie Reggie Smith is staying at corner for now.
Mon, May 5, 2008 06:44:00 PM

Mark Roman will be San Francisco's starting free safety in 2007.

New signee Michael Lewis will start at strong safety and could be in line for more production. Roman had 59 tackles at the strong spot in 2006.
Fri, Mar 2, 2007 11:56:00 PM

Strong safety Mark Roman's contract with the 49ers is worth $4.5 million.

The deal, which extends Roman through 2009, was agreed to this winter. It included a $2 million signing bonus. Keith Lewis' contract, signed last week, is worth $2.935 million and saves the Niners $83,333 in cap room.
Wed, Feb 7, 2007 03:04:00 PM

49ers signed safety Mark Roman to a three-year contract extension.

We'd guess that the money is in the $12-15 million range. Though not a top producer, Roman has become a steady all-around force for the Niners, making the switch to strong safety after being bumped by Green Bay in favor of free-agent bust Marquand Manuel and youngster Nick Collins.
Fri, Dec 29, 2006 06:24:00 PM

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