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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

Lions', Raiders' coaching staffs will lead Senior Bowl teams

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The coaching staffs of the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders will serves as the coaches for the 2013 Senior Bowl, it was announced Thursday.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Vikings in, Bears left out

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings earned a rematch with Green Bay in the wild-card playoffs but the Bears have nothing to show for 10 regular-season wins.

Bears hang on, defeat Lions 26-24

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 257 yards and a touchdown, and the Bears kept their playoff hopes alive - for now - with a 26-24 win over the Lions.

Key matchup: Bears defense vs. Lions WR Calvin Johnson

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to Sunday’s meeting between the Bears and Lions.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers roll, Vikes control fate

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Packers might have wrapped up the North, but the Vikings' win Sunday means they control their fate in Week 17.

Lions WR Johnson breaks Rice's single-season receiving record

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Calvin Johnson became the NFL’s single-season receiving yardage leader Saturday night, breaking Jerry Rice’s long-held record.

Falcons top Lions 31-18 for NFC home-field playoff advantage

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 11:09 p.m. ET
The Falcons have earned home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with their 31-18 win over the Lions.

Lions' key secondary players can test market

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Two of the Lions’ more interesting offseason decisions come in the secondary. 

Lions place DT Fairley on I.R.

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
The Lions placed second-year DT Nick Fairley on injured reserve and signed DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo.

Lions sign CB Bartell, place CB Lacey on I.R.

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
The Lions signed CB Ron Bartell and placed Jacob Lacey on injured reserve.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers' win has Bears on outside looking in

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
The Packers continued their dominance over the Bears, sweeping the season series and clinching first place in the NFC North.

Cardinals snap losing streak with win over Lions

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
Greg Toler brought back an interception 102 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown to seal Arizona's 38-10 victory over Detroit on Sunday.

Lions DT Williams done for the season

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
The Lions placed DT Corey Williams on injured reserve and signed DT Andre Fluellen.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Bears moving in opposite directions

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
The Packers overcame a slow start to beat the Lions and the Bears' slide continued as the Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive.

Packers alone atop NFC North after win over Lions

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
The Packers are a victory away from clinching the NFC North title after beating the Lions 27-20 on Sunday night.

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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