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Source: Bartell signs for 4 years, $28M

Updated: March 2, 2009, 4:53 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Ron Bartell learned Monday he can come back home.

A couple of days after making a free-agent visit to the New Orleans Saints, the Rams cornerback reached a four-year, $28 million deal to stay in St. Louis, according to a source. Included in the deal is $13.6 million in guarantees.

Over the past 36 hours, Bartell had been negotiating with the Saints and the Rams. He had hoped to wrap up a deal with the Rams on the eve of free agency Thursday night, but his offer was in the $6 million ...

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