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Thursday, February 26, 2009
Updated: February 27, 11:20 AM ET
Source: Bartell visiting Saints

By John Clayton

Unable to strike a deal Thursday night with the St. Louis Rams, Ron Bartell, one of the top cornerbacks in free agency, will visit the New Orleans Saints on Friday, according to a source.

The Saints contacted Bartell after the start of free agency at midnight Thursday. Bartell is trying to get a contract worth $7 million a year.

John Clayton is a senior writer for