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.
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.
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.
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.
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.