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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

Hits keep coming for Lions' WR depth

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
The Lions have used second-round picks on WRs in back-to-back drafts, but could the position again be an offseason need?

Marijuana charge against Lions DT Fairley dismissed

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
A misdemeanor marijuana charge against Lions DT Nick Fairley was dismissed on Tuesday.

Lions place WR Young on I.R.

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
The Lions placed WR Titus Young on injured reserve and signed S Tyrell Johnson and WR Kris Durham.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' skid is boosting Packers

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Packers have nosed back into the division lead after a victory over the Vikings and a Bears defeat at home to the Seahawks.

Lions lose WR Broyles to torn ACL

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Lions WR Ryan Broyles tore the ACL in his right knee in Sunday’s loss to the Colts and will undergo surgery, head coach Jim Schwartz announced.

Colts stun Lions on Luck's game-winner

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time left to lift the Colts to a dramatic 35-33 comeback win over the Lions.

Lions DT Suh fined $30,000 for kick

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Lions DT Ndamukong Suh $30,000 for his kick to the groin of Texans QB Matt Schaub in last Thursday’s game.

Goodell says Suh's intent very difficult to judge

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 10:36 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell and NFL officials looked at Ndamukong Suh's latest infamous act on the field, but couldn't determine if it was intentional.

Lions can't get out of their own way

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
After spending Thanksgiving on the sidelines at Ford Field, PFW publisher Hub Arkush offers his thoughts on two of the game's more controversial plays.

NFC North Spin cycle: Vikings can't stop Bears

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Bears are back in control of the NFC North after beating the Vikings soundly and watching the Giants shut down the Packers on Sunday night.

NFL will not suspend Lions DT Suh; fine possible

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The NFL will not suspend Lions DT Ndamukong Suh for Thursday’s incident involving Texans QB Matt Schaub, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.

No changes to schedule in Weeks 14, 15

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The NFL announced the Week 14 and Week 15 schedules on Monday and there will be no changes.

NFL to examine replay rule from Lions-Texans game

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
The rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Texans TD will be re-examined immediately, NFL director of football operations Ray Anderson said.

Schwartz's mistake aids Texans in wild 34-31 win

Posted Nov. 22, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Arian Foster rushed for two touchdowns, and Jim Schwartz's errant challenge flag cost the Lions in a wild overtime game on Thanksgiving.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers deal Lions tough blow

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Packers ground out a win at Detroit, leaving the Lions with plenty of work to do to get back into the playoff race.

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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