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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' DT big three getting it done

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The numbers might suggest otherwise, but the Lions are making strides defensively, and much of it has to do with much-improved play in the trenches.

Lions sign ILB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Lions signed former first-round draft pick ILB Bobby Carpenter on Thursday.

Update on injuries to Lions LB Follett, QB Hill

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Lions LB Zack Follett will be hospitalized overnight but there is no evidence of a fracture in his spine and QB Shaun Hill has a fracture in his left forearm.

Manning throws 2 TDs as Giants top Lions 28-20

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes to lead the New York Giants to a 28-20 victory over Detroit and send the error-prone Lions to an NFL record-tying 24th straight road loss.

Report: Lions TE Scheffler signs contract extension

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Denver Post reported Saturday that TE Tony Scheffler has signed a three-year contract extension with the Lions.

Injuries leave Lions scrambling at linebacker

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Injuries to DeAndre Levy and Landon Johnson have left the Lions thin at linebacker.

Lions' O-line makes progress, faces big test

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The Lions' offensive line can't be called a weakness, not after doing a nice job against some pretty good pass-rushing teams.

Burleson fined $15,000

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson played to the Detroit crowd in last Sunday's big win over the Rams. But his actions cost him on Thursday.

Hill is Detroit's Billy Kilmer

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says watching Lions QB Shaun Hill reminds him of Billy Kilmer and conjures warm feelings of a time when winning passers weren't always so meticulously drilled and manicured in their ways.

Lions end losing streak with big win vs. Rams

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Stefan Logan's 105-yard kickoff return broke a tie and sent the Lions to a 44-6 rout of the St. Louis Rams for their first win of the season and ended their 10-game losing streak.

Burleson hopes to give Lions receiving boost

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Lions made a bold free-agent move during the offseason, signing WR Nate Burleson with the hopes that he would be a perfect counterpoint to Calvin Johnson.

Lions sign OG Sims to contract extension

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Lions signed OG Rob Sims to a four-year contract extension on Friday.

Furniture store helps Lions avoid blackout

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Lions avoided a blackout for Sunday's game against the Rams thanks to Gardner-White Furniture.

Lions to honor Hall of Fame CB LeBeau

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
The Lions will honor Hall of Fame CB Dick LeBeau at halftime of this Sunday's game against the Rams.

Packers survive scare from Lions, win 28-26

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Charles Woodson returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown and the Green Bay Packers narrowly held off a comeback by the Detroit Lions for a 28-26 victory Sunday.

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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