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Selected by St. Louis Rams in second round (50th overall) of 2005 NFL Draft, April 23, 2005…Signed first contract, July 29, 2005…Re-signed with Rams as unrestricted free agent, March 5, 2009…Placed on reserve/injured (neck), Sept. 14, 2011…Terminated by Rams, March 13, 2012…Signed by Oakland Raiders as free agent, March 17, 2012.
CAREER: Veteran cornerback joined Raiders after playing seven seasons with the St. Louis Rams…Has played in 89 career games with 65 starts…Career totals include 311 tackles (290 solo), eight interceptions, 10 forced fumbles, two sacks and 54 passes defensed…Missed most of 2011 season due to a neck injury.
2011: Had season cut short due to neck injury, playing in just one game…(9/11) vs. PHI: Started season opener…Made one tackle before injuring neck.
2010: Played in 15 games with 13 starts, marking fourth straight season with 12 or more starts…Recorded 61 tackles (55), 10 passes defensed and one forced fumble…(12/19) vs. KC: recorded a season-high eight solo stops…(1/2/11) at SEA: Shot into the backfield to strip RB Marshawn Lynch and produce a third-quarter fumble recovery at the Seahawks’ 21-yard line, setting up a field goal.
2009: Started 15 games…Recorded 66 tackles (61 solo), nine passes defensed and a career-high three forced fumbles…(9/20) at WAS: Forced and recovered a Santana Moss fumble at the St. Louis 30-yard line late in the first half to preserve a 7-6 lead at intermission. (9/27) vs. GB: Led team with six solo tackles…(10/18) at JAC: Recorded six solo stops and forced a Maurice Jones-Drew fumble recovered by the Rams inside their own 20 to open the second quarter…(12/20) vs. HOU: Tied a career high with eight solo tackles …(1/3/10) vs. SF: Had a season-high two passes defensed.
2008: Started all 16 games…Set a career high with 19 passes defensed and tied a career best with three interceptions…His 19 passes defensed were the most for a Ram since 2004 …Added 57 tackles (54), one sack and two forced fumbles…(12/7) at AZ: Posted six tackles and picked off a first-quarter pass by Kurt Warner; returned interception 24 yards to the Cardinals’ 6-yard line, setting up a touchdown …Credited with three passes defensed…(12/14) vs. SEA: Recorded second career sack, dropping Seneca Wallace…(12/21) vs. SF: Tied a career high with two interceptions, his second career multiple-interception game…Picked off Shaun Hill’s second-quarter pass to set up a Rams field goal…Also took away Hill’s third-quarter pass in Rams territory, setting up another FG…Credited with a career-high three passes defensed.
2007: Played in 16 games with 12 starts…Recorded a career-high 67 tackles (63 solo), along with one sack, two interceptions and nine passes defensed…(9/16) vs. SF: Posted first career sack, dropping Alex Smith to take the Niners out of FG range and force a second-quarter punt with St. Louis guarding a 10-7 advantage …(10/21) at SEA: Kept Rams in a 10-3 game by picking off a second-quarter Matt Hasselbeck pass in St. Louis territory…(11/25) vs. SEA: Tied a career high with eight solo tackles…(12/9) at CIN: Established a career high with eight solo stops…Added second interception of the season, picking off Carson Palmer in the second quarter…Forced a fumble on the next series.
2006: Saw action in all 16 games with one start…Had 25 solo tackles and three interceptions…(12/3) vs. ARI: Made only start of the season, at CB…Posted a season-high five solo tackles…(12/17) at OAK: Recorded first NFL interception, robbing Andrew Walter and returning the fourth-quarter takeaway 19 yards to the Raiders’ 19, setting up Steven Jackson’s TD run on the ensuing play in 20-0 victory…(12/31) at MIN: Key in 41-21, season-ending win, registered a career-best two INTs (both of Tarvaris Jackson), including a 38-yard TD to set the tone on the game’s first series…Set up another TD with his second INT, on a third-down pass in the second quarter.
2005: Played in 10 games with seven starts as a rookie…Started team’s final seven games …Totaled 34 tackles (31 solo) and four passes defensed…(10/23) vs. NO: Made NFL debut…Posted two solo tackles and two passes defensed in 28-17 win…(11/20) vs. ARI: Made first career start…Posted four solo tackles…(12/4) vs. WAS: Recorded a season-high seven tackles.
COLLEGE: Played in 45 combined games with 38 starts, at Howard and Central Michigan…Named second-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference as a senior…Played final two seasons at Howard…Started every game as a sophomore at Central Michigan…Criminal justice major.
PERSONAL: Attended Renaissance High School in Detroit…Named all-city, all-metro and city Defensive Back of the Year…Earned two letters each in football, basketball and track…Caught 23 passes for 385 yards with four touchdowns as a wide receiver…Had four interceptions on defense as a senior.
Raiders CB Ron Bartell, slowed by a hamstring injury, spoke to the media after the team's first practice of Training Camp 2012, powered by Verizon 4G LTE.