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Ron Bartell

Ron Bartell - #41 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 210 lbs.
Birthday 02/22/1982
Birthplace Detroit, MI
College Howard
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 2nd round, 18th pick by Rams

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
9 0 0

Patriots sign LB Carpenter

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former first-round pick LB Bobby Carpenter on Thursday. The former Lion was an unrestricted free agent.

Detroit Lions

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Here are the Detroit Lions top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

NFC North draft needs

Posted April 04, 2012 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
As several teams in the division look to draft a cornerback early, highly rated LSU CB Morris Claiborne is a possibility, if he's still available.

Report: Arrest of Lions' Leshoure his second in a month

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure's arrest March 12 was actually his second arrest in a one-month period on marijuana charges, the Detroit Free Press is reporting.

Lions' Fairley arrested on drug charge

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley was arrested on second-degree marijuana charges in Alabama after police pulled him over for speeding.

Warrants out for ex-Lions WR Rogers

Posted March 31, 2012 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Police in Saginaw, Mich., are seeking former NFL WR Charles Rogers, as they have two warrants for his arrest.

Lions re-sign RB Smith

Posted March 27, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
The Lions re-signed RB Kevin Smith to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Lions mostly intact after early stages of free agency

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
The Lions’ 2012 free-agency strategy can broadly be described as “holding their position.”

Lions sign three to one-year deals

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed DE Everette Brown, LB Ashlee Palmer and TE Will Heller, all to one-year deals. 

Lions re-sign LB Tulloch

Posted March 20, 2012 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Lions have re-signed LB Stephen Tulloch to a five-year deal, keeping one of the team's top defenders in place.

Report: Lions sign CB Lacey, re-sign DL Fluellen

Posted March 20, 2012 @ noon ET
The Lions signed Colts CB Jacob Lacey and re-signed DL Andre Fluellen, the Lions' official website reported Tuesday.

Lions re-sign OT Backus, QB Hill

Posted March 17, 2012 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
The Lions have re-signed two of their unrestricted free agents, OLT Jeff Backus and backup QB Shaun Hill, according to multiple sources.

Johnson's value to Lions made extension a wise move

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The numbers are staggering, but the Lions had every reason to want to sign Calvin Johnson long-term, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Megatron gets megadeal from Lions

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
The Lions have agreed to a new contract with WR Calvin Johnson that makes him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL.

Lions release TE Heller

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
The Lions released TE Will Heller on Monday. He was going to count more than $1 million against the cap in 2012.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 15, 2012
The Raiders placed Bartell on the reserved/injured list.||||||| Bartell broke his shoulder blade in a season-opening loss to San Diego. Under a new NFL rule, Bartell is allowed to return to practice Oct. 27 and could play as early as Nov. 11 at Baltimore.
Posted Sept. 12, 2011
Bartell, who sustained a season-ending neck injury in the opener, plans on playing next season.||||||| Bartell, the team's top coverage corner, said Monday that doctors have told him there's no extra risk in playing again. He fractured two bones in his neck when he absorbed a block by a Philadelphia Eagles lineman in a 31-13 loss on Sept. 11.
Posted Dec. 12, 2010
Bartell is active for Sunday's game against Kansas City.||||||| The Rams lost 31-13 at New Orleans without Bartell, their top coverage man. Bartell vowed Wednesday that he'd play this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs given the team's playoff hopes.
Posted Aug. 04, 2010
Bartell missed practice because of a sprained ankle sustained on Tuesday.||||||| St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo had feared the injury would be serious, but X-rays were negative and Bartell was listed as day-to-day.
Posted March 04, 2009
The St. Louis Rams re-signed Bartell to a four-year contract, addressing one of their free agent priorities on Wednesday.||||||| Terms were not disclosed, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Bartell gets $13.6 million in guaranteed money, with the overall deal reaching $28 million if incentives are met. Bartell started 14 games last season. He tied a career high with three interceptions last season and broke up 20 passes, the most by a Ram since Jerametrius Butler had 22 in 2004.

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