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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 might not be done adding defensive talent

Posted June 03, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
According to our sources, the Lions should not be considered the favorites to land now-free-agent S O.J. Atogwe, but they do have interest in his services.

Lions taking shackles off Stafford somewhat

Posted May 26, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Lions appear to be letting out a little slack in the leash they put on QB Matthew Stafford last season.

Forgotten: Milt Plum

Posted May 25, 2010 @ 8:39 a.m. ET
For a brief period of time, Milt Plum was the game's most efficient passer, as evidenced by the three straight years he led the league in completion percentage (1959-61).

Lions have glut at safety opposite Delmas

Posted May 14, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
We know that Louis Delmas will be one of the starting safeties for the Lions after a very solid rookie season. But who will line up next to him?

Lions' Cherilus has health to consider

Posted May 06, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
ORT Gosder Cherilus is likely one of the Lions who will be most in the spotlight this summer and fall, and he recently had debris cleaned from his knee.

Vets feeling heat with rookies on board

Posted May 04, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The draft is in the rearview mirror, but here are five veteran players who could be looking over their shoulders with rookies gunning for their jobs.

Longtime assistant coach Karmelowicz dies

Posted May 02, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Longtime NFL assistant coach Bob Karmelowicz died Saturday at age 60, the Lions announced Sunday. The cause of death was cancer of the nasal passages, according to the Kansas City Star.

Lions bring back Army’s Campbell

Posted April 30, 2010 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Lions will be bringing back Caleb Campbell, a seventh-round pick of the team in 2008 who was not allowed to sign with the team because of his Army commitment.

2010 draft choices by team: Lions

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:33 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Detroit Lions in the 2010 NFL draft.

Lions find seam-stretching tight end

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
In addition to the fact that TE Tony Scheffler appears genuinely excited to play for the Lions, the team is happy with the offensive situation it built prior to the draft.

Lions see Best-case scenario

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 11:07 p.m. ET
Thought the Lions were done with Ndamukong Suh? Oh no. The Lions moved up for Jahvid Best, who helps them in two areas — as a runner and as a kick returner.

Suh continues Lions’ overhaul up the middle

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
Jim Schwartz knows defense. And he knows DT Ndamukong Suh fills a major need inside at a position where it can be hard to find special players.

Eagles land Sims in three-team deal; Lions get Scheffler

Posted April 19, 2010 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The Eagles have acquired LB Ernie Sims from the Lions in a three-way trade on Monday. The Lions also landed TE Tony Scheffler from Denver, with the Broncos getting draft picks.

Lions TE FitzSimmons retires

Posted April 14, 2010 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons retired on Wednesday after suffering several concussions during his seven-year NFL career, including one in December that is still causing problems.

Lions could be looking for other DT options

Posted April 09, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
The Lions would be interested in trading for Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth, who might or might not be available, but that interest speaks volumes about the No. 2 pick in the draft.

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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