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
Head coach Jim Caldwell on the first day of voluntary minicamp, the value of veterans, and how players have responded to the new coordinators.
Akbar Gbajabiamila sits down with Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria to talk about dancing, Twitter and a little bit of football, all while enjoying some good food courtesy of Urban Plate.
Head coach Jim Caldwell talks to the media following his keynote speech for an event hosted by the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company.