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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

Owners, teams react to lockout

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Teams and owners released statements or spoke to media members on Saturday, reacting to the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987 and what it means for fans.

Lewand focused on the 2011 season

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand met with Detroit writers on Saturday and answered some questions about the current work stoppage.

Lions release Peterson, re-sign Follett

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Lions re-signed LB Zack Follett and released veteran LB Julian Peterson on Thursday.

NFC North free-agent preview

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC North.

Lions will continue to look at offensive line

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
The Lions have several options with the No. 13 pick in the draft, but offensive line has to be squarely among the top needs.

Schwartz hints Lions could appeal tampering case

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
The Lions' tampering case with the Chiefs might not be over just yet, as Detroit could appeal the matter with the NFL.

Reports: Lions sign former Falcons S Coleman

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
Former Falcons S Erik Coleman has agreed to a one-year deal with the Lions, according to multiple reports.

Lions guilty of tampering with Chiefs, forfeit pick

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
The NFL has ruled that the Lions have been found guilty of tampering with the Chiefs and will have to forfeit a draft pick.

NFC North 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
DE Julius Peppers made his presence felt in his first season with the Bears, helping Chicago's defense rank fourth in the league in points allowed as the Bears rose to first place in the NFC North.

Suh credits Williams, Vanden Bosch for growth

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
In racking up a slew of awards following his standout rookie season, Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has deflected a great deal of praise on others who helped him be so successful so fast.

Suh wins AP Defensive Rookie honors

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was named The Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year on Friday.

Suh wins 2010 Pepsi Rookie of the Year award

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was named the Pepsi Rookie of the Year on Thursday at a ceremony in Dallas.

Stafford's shoulder will be ready by camp

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
After initially saying that QB Matthew Stafford didn't need surgery, the Lions followed the medical advice and decided repairing his shoulder was the best course of action.

Stafford called "China doll" by teammate

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Lions LB Zack Follett discussed how often QB Matthew Stafford is hurt on a radio interview Tuesday morning.

Raiders' Davis has no regrets in passing on Calvin Johnson

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Most people would look at the 2007 draft and say the Raiders made a mistake drafting JaMarcus Russell over Calvin Johnson. Not Al Davis.

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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