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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

Vikings-Lions: Matchup of the day

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
Each day during the week we'll examine a key matchup leading up to Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Week Three battle between the Lions and Vikings.

Lions' secondary the clear Achilles' heel

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
The Lions have allowed 609 passing yards through two games, and it has become clear that the secondary has been the main culprit.

They said it: Vikings edition

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Quotes following the Vikings' Week Two loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Lions have year's 'Best' rookie

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Forget Ryan Mathews, the prohibitive favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year honors prior to the season. The best rookie of 2010 resides in Detroit.

Vick, Eagles hold on to top Lions

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Michael Vick's second touchdown pass put the Philadelphia Eagles ahead just before halftime and they had to hold on to beat the Detroit Lions 35-32.

Lions go forward believing in QB Hill

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan made it clear what he thinks will be different with the Lions' offense with QB Shaun Hill at the helm.

Lions announce sellout for Sunday's game

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Lions announced Friday morning that they have reached a sellout for Sunday's home opener against the Eagles.

Eagles' Kolb, Bradley fail post-concussion tests

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
Eagles QB Kevin Kolb and LB Stewart Bradley, both of whom suffered concussions in Sunday's loss to the Packers, have failed their concussion tests on Wednesday.

Report: Lions president Lewand has suspension reduced

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
Lions team president Tom Lewand will be reinstated Wednesday, nine days earlier than originally stipulated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Report: CB Vasher signs with Lions

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 9:23 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed former Bears CB Nathan Vasher, according to the Detroit News.

Lions become popgun offense without Stafford

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Lions' offense was supposed to take a major step forward this season, thanks in large part to the progression of QB Matthew Stafford. But that all changes now that it appears they won't have their franchise passer for ...

Lions move forward with Hill at helm

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz said QB Shaun Hill can lead the Lions during Matthew Stafford's absence.

Report: Lions QB Stafford out 4-6 weeks

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
The Lions could be without QB Matthew Stafford for more than a month after he injured his throwing arm Week One against the Bears.

‘Correct’ call costs Lions a win

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
If the call at the end of the Lions-Bears game was correct, then the rule needs to be changed.

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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