Pro Football weekly

Detroit Lions


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

Frazier: Favre will start for Vikings if healthy

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Joe Webb's breakout game in the Vikings' shocking win over the Eagles apparently is not enough to impress head coach Leslie Frazier.

Lions' run game, defense show marked improvement

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
The Lions have won three games in a row for the first time since 2007, and the improved run game and defense have had a lot to do with it.

Lions hand Dolphins seventh home loss

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Lions took advantage of two interceptions to score 17 points in the final 4:37 Sunday and rally past the reeling Dolphins 34-27.

Lions' Stanton raising profile with play

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 1:51 a.m. ET
Lions No. 3 QB Drew Stanton has played beyond expectations, and he could seek a better opportunity elsewhere next season.

Report: Stafford placed on I.R.

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Lions have reportedly placed QB Matthew Stafford on injured reserve.

Lions might have to play QB roulette

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz did not say Monday who his starting QB would be in Week 16, as all three primary quarterbacks are dealing with injuries.

Lions top Bucs, finally win one on the road

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Dave Rayner's third field goal, a 34-yarder with 9:51 left in overtime gave the Lions a 23-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and ended the longest road losing streak in league history at 26 games on Sunday.

Lions still have ORT Cherilus in plans

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 1:12 a.m. ET
The consensus among Lions fans is that ORT Gosder Cherilus needs to be replaced, but he was having his best season before landing on injured reserve.

Logan acquisition pays dividends for Lions

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 10:18 p.m. ET
When Detroit GM Martin Mayhew signed Stefan Logan off waivers from Pittsburgh in September, it proved to be an astute move, according to NFC North Whispers.

Report: NFL revokes fines against Peterman

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
The NFL reportedly revoked $10,000 in fines of Lions OG Stephen Peterman for two chop-block penalties called in Week Nine against the Jets.

Packers lose Rodgers, fall to Lions

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Drew Stanton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Will Heller midway through the fourth quarter, and the Packers couldn't come back without an injured Aaron Rodgers in the Lions' 7-3 win Sunday.

Packers-Lions fourth-quarter reflections

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Fourth-quarter reflections from the Packers-Lions Week 14 game.

Packers-Lions third-quarter reflections

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
It was a mixed bag for Packers backup QB Matt Flynn in the third quarter as Green Bay took a 3-0 lead in a game dominated by uneven offense and solid defense.

Favre telling teammates he can't play Monday

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that QB Brett Favre is telling his teammates that, even with the Vikings' game being delayed a day and moved to Detroit, he doesn't think he can play Monday.

Rodgers concussion highlights Packers-Lions second quarter

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
If the Packers are to prevail in Detroit today, they are going to have to do it without Aaron Rodgers, who suffered a concussion after getting hit by Lions LB Landon Johnson on an 18-yard scramble and has been ruled ...

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.

ABOUT TRUST ONLINE