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Dominic Raiola | Center

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/30/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 310
College: Nebraska
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Impending free agent C Dominic Raiola confirms he won't be back with the Lions next season.
"My contract is up, and the Lions told me they're not bringing me back," Raiola said. "(I'm) obviously disappointed." A 14-year veteran who just turned 35, Raiola said he's not yet considering retirement. Raiola was a liability in 2014, and is unlikely to draw interest as a starter. Jan 20 - 2:40 PM

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The Detroit Free Press reports the Lions do not intend to re-sign impending free agent C Dominic Raiola.

A 2001 second-rounder, Raiola has started a Lions-record 203 games, but was one of the worst centers in the league last season. That, coupled with his ugly stomp of Bears DT Ego Ferguson in Week 16 sealed a fate that's appeared obvious since Detroit spent a third-round pick on C Travis Swanson last May. Raiola turned 35 on December 30. He's going to have a hard time finding a starting job in free agency. He might retire.
Jan 19 - 2:05 PM

NFL upheld Lions C Dominic Raiola's one-game suspension for violating the league's policy on player safety.

It's the least-surprising decision of the year. Raiola is lucky he escaped with just a one-game ban. It's surprising he even had the gumption to appeal. He should have just accepted his punishment for a gutless act.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 06:21:00 PM

NFL suspended Lions C Dominic Raiola one game for stomping on Bears DT Ego Ferguson in Sunday's win over Chicago.

It sounds like he'll just lose one game and one game check for the clearly-dirty move, which was caught on video. Raiola has the right to appeal, but being available for the playoffs should remain his top priority. He could still appeal in an attempt to delay the one-game suspension until next season. Raiola deserves to miss Week 17, and he should know it. He ought to accept this.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 03:42:00 PM

The NFL is looking into further discipline for Lions C Dominic Raiola.

During Sunday's Week 16 win at Chicago, FOX cameras caught Raiola stumbling and then stomping on the leg of Bears DL Ego Ferguson after a play. Raiola claims it was unintentional, but it certainly looked very dirty. He's expected to draw a one-game suspension. He's already been fined $10,000 earlier this season for clubbing Patriots DL Zach Moore in the back of the head.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 11:52:00 AM

Lions re-signed C Dominic Raiola to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Raiola took a major pay cut to stay in Detroit last year, but turned in an excellent season, starting all 16 games and grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 center. Only Jason Kelce (Eagles) was rated higher. Raiola is 35 years old, but interior offensive linemen age better than most positions. Raiola was Rotoworld's No. 4 free agent center, behind younger Alex Mack, Brian De La Puente, and Evan Dietrich-Smith. This is good news for Detroit's 2014 offense.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Impending free agent C Dominic Raiola said he wants to play a few more seasons.

"I got a couple more left in me," Raiola said. The 35-year-old had arguably the best season of his career in 2013, as he played at a significantly higher weight than normal and didn't allow a single sack. Raiola graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 center behind the Eagles' Jason Kelce. Raiola said he wants to re-sign with the Lions but insisted he's going to play somewhere if they don't want him back.
Fri, Jan 3, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Lions C Dominic Raiola put on nearly 20 pounds in the offseason.

Raiola typically plays around 290, but he's up to 310 after eating healthy and spending extra time in the weight room over the winter. The 34-year-old is entering the final year of his contract, and the added weight should help him against the solid collection of defensive tackles in the NFC North.
Source: MLive.com
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 03:21:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Lions C Dominic Raiola restructured his contract, dropping his 2013 base salary from $4.05 million to $940,000.

Raiola agreed to the restructure two weeks ago, and it will likely keep the 34-year-old around for the final year of his deal. The salary is not guaranteed, though. The reduction saves the Lions $3.1 million against the 2013 cap. Raiola has made 68 consecutive starts.
Source: MLive.com
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Lions C Dominic Raiola has agreed to restructure his deal, which keeping him with the team in 2013.

Details are still unknown. Raiola's roster spot was in the "danger zone" at this time last week, as he was scheduled to count $6 million against the cap in the final year of his contract. The restructuring makes a lot of sense for both sides. Raiola, 34, has been with the Lions his entire career, and he's a team leader. Pro Football Focus graded Raiola as the league's No. 13 center in 2012.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 01:42:00 PM

MLive.com believes Lions C Dominic Raiola's roster spot is in the "danger zone."

Asked about Raiola's future Thursday, coach Jim Schwartz was evasive. "Our roster is still a work in progress," Schwartz said. GM Martin Mayhew added, "(If) I was going to restructure Dom's deal, I would talk to Dom about it first before I talked to you guys about it." Coming off his age-34 season, Raiola is due $4.05 million in 2013, and will count $6 million against the cap. It's the kind of deal that would make perfect sense for the "reloading" Lions to part with.
Source: MLive.com
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 06:46:00 PM

DetroitLions.com mentions C Dominic Raiola and RG Stephen Peterman as candidates for offseason release.

Raiola, 34, and Peterman, 31, are both entering the final years of their respective contracts and will collectively count $9 million against the salary cap. Detroit's 2013 money issues have been well-documented. The Lions could conceivably have four new starters along the offensive front, and the team's official website names Riley Reiff, Bill Nagy, and Jason Fox as potential replacements.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 05:03:00 PM

Lions signed C Dominic Raiola to a four-year, $20 million extension through 2013. The deal includes $9 million in guarantees.

Raiola was entering a contract year and has been a reliable starter for most of his eight seasons, but this isn't an attractive move. He's turning 31, missed four games to injury in 2008, and is undersized. With new OC Scott Linehan moving away from the Detroit's old zone-blocking scheme, Raiola will be asked to power run block more. He figures to struggle.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 01:00:00 PM

The Lions have expressed interest in extending C Dominic Raiola's contract.

Raiola, 30, is due $3.4 million in 2009, the last year on his deal. He's been mostly durable in his career and talks could heat up after April's draft.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 01:09:00 PM

Lions C Dominic Raiola (thumb) will return to the lineup this week.

Raiola's return is excellent news for Kevin Smith, but Pat and Kevin Williams' trial is still in session. That's a make-or-break case for Smith's matchup.
Fri, Dec 5, 2008 02:52:00 PM

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