The St. Louis Rams lack sufficient depth to incur significant injuries at just about any position.
Bartell went into training camp determined to bounce back from a 2009 season that was difficult personally and on a team level. He wasn't his best playing through a thigh injury last season.
The team used a third-round choice for cornerback Jerome Murphy. Bradley Fletcher showed promise at corner for the Rams before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He's back this summer and the Rams could need him, especially if Bartell is out for any significant period.
Bartell signed a four-year contract before the 2009 season.