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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' Felton may be in line for more carries

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
If Kevin Smith proves unable to fill the bill as Detroit's power back, the team may turn to FB Jerome Felton, according to NFC North Whispers.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Week Four Lions-Packers game.

Lions make secondary switch

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Lions made changes in their secondary on Thursday, signing veteran DB Dante Wesley and releasing SS Randy Phillips.

Lions' offense has yet to lift off

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Losing QB Matthew Stafford was a huge blow to the Lions' offense, but there are plenty of other things this unit must work on to get better, including TE Brandon Pettigrew's pass catching.

Lions QB Hill to start again in place of Stafford

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Lions QB Shaun Hill will get another start in place of injured starter Matthew Stafford Sunday at Green Bay, head coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday, according to multiple media outlets.

Best has turf toe, unlikely to miss time

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best is day-to-day after suffering Grade II turf toe injury in Detroit's Week Three loss to the Vikings.

They Said It: Vikings edition

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Here is a sampling of what Vikings players had to say following their first win of the season, a 24-10 victory over the Lions in Week Three.

Vikings, Peterson speed past Lions 24-10

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vikings to a 24-10 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

RB Best leaves Lions game with toe injury

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Lions rookie RB Jahvid Best suffered a toe injury in the third quarter of the Lions' Week Three game vs. the Vikings.

Vikings-Lions prediction

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Senior editor Eric Edholm expect the Vikings to bounce back against the Lions.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Lions need Levy strong in the middle

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Lions' defense has taken heat for being too dependent on the front four making all the plays and for being too weak on the back end, but linebacker remains a weakness, too.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Vikings CB Allen has handled role well

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Asher Allen has been vaulted into a primary role on defense through two games. And according to defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Allen has done well.

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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