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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

We're to blame for unfair 'Audible'

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
PFW publisher Hub Arkush discusses PFW's weekly "Audibles" feature, which was the source of great controversy leading up to Week 10.

Lions-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
DT Henry Melton, the Bears' starter at the three-technique, was not much of a factor in his last meeting against the Lions.

Lions will continue to look at offensive line

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
The Lions have several options with the No. 13 pick in the draft, but offensive line has to be squarely among the top needs.

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.

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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