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Dominic Raiola

Dominic Raiola - #51 - C

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 295 lbs.
Birthday 12/30/1978
Birthplace Honolulu, HI
College Nebraska
Years played 13
Drafted 2001, 2nd round, 19th pick by Lions

Detroit Lions: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Detroit Lions, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Lions re-sign LB Levy

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Lions re-signed LB DeAndre Levy to a multi-year contract on Wednesday, the team’s website confirmed.

Lions re-sign OT Hilliard

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to a two-year contract with OT Corey Hilliard, the team’s webiste confirmed.

Schwartz won't say if Calvin Johnson broke three fingers

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz would not confirm if WR Calvin Johnson suffered three broken fingers.

Reports: Rams to hire Walton as defensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 13, 2013 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Rams will hire Lions secondary coach Tim Walton as their defensive coordinator, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

Rams claim former Lions WR Young

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The Rams claimed WR Titus Young off waivers from the Lions on Tuesday, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora first reported.

Lions release DE Vanden Bosch

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Lions informed DE Kyle Vanden Bosch he will be released, Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports first reported.

Lions release ORG Peterman

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
The Lions released ORG Stephen Peterman on Tuesday. Peterman had started every game for Detroit over the past three seasons.

Lions release WR Young

Posted Feb. 04, 2013 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
The Lions cut WR Titus Young on Monday, the team’s website reported.

Lions hire former Broncos GM Xanders

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Lions hired former Broncos GM Brian Xanders as a senior personnel executive, the team confirmed Monday.

Bucs WR Jackson replaces Lions' Johnson in Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
WR Vincent Jackson has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing Detroit's Calvin Johnson.

Bills hire Crossman as special-teams coordinator

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
The Bills hired Danny Crossman as their special-teams coordinator on Monday.

Lions make coaching-staff changes

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Lions hired Curtis Modkins and Bobby Johnson to join the offensive coaching staff, among several changes announced Monday.

Running back a need for Lions

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
A change-of-pace back is one of the bigger needs for a Lions offense that looks relatively stable compared to the defense. 

Lions, Senior Bowl a logical fit

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
If ever there were a team that needed to coach the Senior Bowl, the Detroit Lions fit the bill.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted June 25, 2009
The Detroit Lions have signed Raiola to a four-year contract extension.||||||| The team announced Thursday that the 6-foot-1, 295-pound starter will remain in Detroit through the 2013 season. Raiola is entering his ninth season with the Lions. He was drafted 50th overall in 2001 and has started at center since 2002, playing in 124 games with 108 starts.
Posted Dec. 10, 2008
The Lions fined Raiola $7,500 Tuesday for inappropriate conduct directed toward fans.||||||| He made an offensive gesture toward fans during Sunday's home loss to Minnesota, and the eight-year veteran said the next day he didn't regret his reaction to hecklers. Raiola declined to answer a question Wednesday about whether he wanted to back down from anything.
Posted Nov. 23, 2008
Raiola was inactive for Sunday's game versus Tampa Bay.||||||| Raiola started one game this season - Sept. 21 at San Francisco.
Posted Feb. 28, 2005
Raiola has re-signed with the Detroit Lions, agreeing to a five-year contract. Official financial terms were not released, but reportedly, the deal is worth about $17.5 million. The center, who was a second-round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, has served as a starter each of the past three seasons.||||||| Raiola could have become an unrestricted free agent on March 2.

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