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 talks about his takeaways from the team's 45-14 victory over the Eagles including the run game's progression, the evolving roles of TE Pettigrew and RB Riddick, injury updates and more.
Running back Ameer Abdullah talks about his performance on Thanksgiving and the atmosphere at Ford Field in the 45-14 victory over the Eagles.