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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' Cherilus, Jansen still splitting reps

Posted Aug. 12, 2010 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
If there has been a downside to a mostly upbeat Lions training camp, it is that ORT Gosder Cherilus hasn't nailed down a starting job yet.

Suh agrees to terms with Lions

Posted Aug. 04, 2010 @ 2:06 a.m. ET
The Lions got a deal done Tuesday with their top draft pick, DT Ndamukong Suh. The former Nebraska Cornhusker agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth $68 million, with $40 million guaranteed, a league source told NFL Network's ...

Consistency was LeBeau's calling card

Posted Aug. 03, 2010 @ 9:44 a.m. ET
Early in his playing career, Dick LeBeau was told that "less than one percent of one percent" of NFL players make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Saturday, he joins that very short list of players enshrined in Canton ...

Offensive success starts up front for Lions

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The offensive line long has been an area of consternation for the Lions, and it remains a concern until proven otherwise.

NFL suspends, fines Lions president Lewand

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Lions president Tom Lewand for 30 days and fined him $100,000 for violating its personal-conduct policy after his guilty plea to a charge of driving while impaired.

Lions agree to terms with first-round RB Best

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed first-round RB Jahvid Best just as the team was reporting to training camp.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted July 24, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
In Part Six of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC North teams, including a pairing of Jay Cutler and Mike Martz in Chicago.

Lions must identify fourth DL starter

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
Kyle Vanden Bosch, Corey Williams and Ndamukong Suh are good bets to start on the Lions' defensive line. But what about left defensive end?

Lions president Lewand pleads guilty to DUI

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand pleaded guilty Friday to driving while impaired, following up a June 25 arrest in which a police officer observed his car weaving from one lane to another.

Lions bring back CB Bly

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Lions have announced they have signed free-agent CB Dré Bly, who played four seasons with the team previously.

Lions' pass on Haynesworth no surprise

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The Lions made it public that they have no intention of dealing for DT Albert Haynesworth, and our sources say they never came close to a trade.

Vikings claim WR Mitchell

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
The Vikings have claimed WR Marko Mitchell off waivers from the Lions and have waived two players.

Report: Lions president arrested for DUI

Posted June 27, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol Friday night, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Lions sign fourth-round OT Fox

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed fourth-rounder OT Jason Fox.

Lions counting on Smith, Pettigrew returning healthy

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 8:57 a.m. ET
A lot of eyebrows were raised when the Lions landed TE Tony Scheffler and RB Jahvid Best, but the team is still counting on contributions from TE Brandon Pettigrew and RB Kevin Smith.

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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