Jaguar's cornerback Chris Roberson is busy getting ready for the club's offseason conditioning program, which begins in late March. After finishing last season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, Roberson can't wait for the 2007 season to get started. He took a break from his training on Wednesday and visited Ramona Boulevard Elementary School, where he read several short stories to many of the students.
"I love coming out to the schools," Roberson said. "I know when I was growing up I would have loved for a professional player to come visit me. It's something real easy for me to do and the kids love it."
Many of the children wore their pajamas to school for this special day. They were treated to a pancake breakfast in the morning and then spent the rest of the day reading their favorite books. To their delight they were treated to a special guest reader later on in the morning.
After finishing his visit, Roberson headed home to pack for his upcoming trip. He is heading to Arizona until the end of March to train at a workout facility with several other NFL players. He wants to be in the best shape he can possibly be in coming into the mini-camps during the spring.
"The mini-camps are going to be very important to me this year," Roberson said. "After missing almost all of last season I feel like I have something to prove. I have to go out and show the coaches what I can do. I'm willing to do whatever the coaches tell me to do. If they want me to play special teams, safety, cornerback, I'm willing to do whatever it takes."