It looks like Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola will not become a cap casualty after all. I say this because Raiola has agreed to restructure the final year of his contract with the Lions, according to Dave Birkett. This means Raiola should finish out his contract (it has one season left on it) and remain a member of the Lions for the 2013 season.
It was actually a bit of a surprise that Raiola wasn't released along with offensive guard Stephen Peterman and defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch last week given that he had a cap hit of $6.06 million for 2013. Raiola's base salary was $4.05 million before his deal was restructured. It's not known what his contract now looks like, but it's safe to say that it is now more affordable and cap friendly for the Lions.
Dominic Raiola agrees to restructure contract
Pride Of Detroit | Feb 14