PRO: Eight-year pro who has played in 95 career games (71 starts) after spending his first seven years in St. Louis and part of 2012 in Oakland.
PERSONAL: Attended Renaissance High School in Detroit.
Though he is playing the role of mentor to Detroit's young cornerbacks, veteran Ron Bartell says he has plenty in the tank to contribute on the field
Bartell, a ninth-year veteran, says this is the most talented group of young cornerbacks he's been around in his entire career
Cornerback Ron Bartell, who signed with the Lions in December, provides a veteran - and local - presence within the locker room
Tori Petry reports on the Lions approach to facing the 5-6 Chicago Bears, the offense's search for a comfort zone and the urgency to win on Thanksgiving.
Lions WR Golden Tate faced off against Bears WR Alshon Jeffery in a Madden 15 "Game Before the Game" on Xbox One via Skype. See who won this preview of the big Thanksgiving day matchup between Chicago and Detroit.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford talks about why the offense has struggled of late, how it can improve and the tradition of playing on Thanksgiving.
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell talks about the challenges of the Bears offense and the tradition of playing football on Thanksgiving.