Dominic Raiola RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lions won't bring back center Dominic Raiola

    Detroit Free Press "The longest-tenured Lion has played his last game in Detroit. The Detroit Lions have informed long-time center Dominic Raiola that they don't plan on bringing him back for a 15th season next year, according to a source with knowledge of the situation who is not authorized to speak about it..." January 19

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    Michael Signora @NFLfootballinfo

    Appeals officer Derrick Brooks, jointly appointed by NFL & NFLPA, upholds 1-game suspension of Dominic Raiola

  • Report: Dominic Raiola expecting one-game suspension

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is considering discipline for Lions center Dominic Raiola after he stepped on Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson during Sunday’s 20-14 Detroit win and the team reportedly expects the league to hand down a one-game suspension. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the Lions have told..." December 22

  • Lions' Dominic Raiola not ready for retirement yet

    Detroit Free Press "Dominic Raiola has played 14 NFL seasons, and the long-time Detroit Lions center is counting on at least one more. Raiola, who'll be a free agent after the season, said Sunday that he never considered he might have just played his final home game as a Lion at Ford Field. "I never thought..." December 16

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    NFL fined Dominic Raiola $10K for unnecessary roughness last week against the Pats for his actions in the final minute of that game

  • NFL indeed does not fine Raiola

    Pro Football Talk "Sunday’s game against the Patriots included a pair of incidents involving Lions center Dominic Raiola. He leveled Patriots defensive tackle Zach Moore with a blow to the head during a play, and then Raiola took out Moore’s knees on the final snap of the game, because Raiola was unhappy about New..." November 25

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    Josh Katzenstein @jkatzenstein

    Caldwell said he talked to C Dominic Raiola, reminded him how the players should act. Team won't penalize Raiola, but league is reviewing.

  • NFL will mull fine, not suspension, for Raiola

    ESPN "The NFL will review Dominic Raiola's cut block on New England Patriots defensive lineman Zach Moore for a possible fine, but the Detroit Lions center is not facing a suspension, the league said Monday. The news, which was earlier reported by NFL Network, was confirmed by NFL spokesman Michael..." November 24

  • Bill Belichick, Vince Wilfork rip Dominic Raiola "After watching Tom Brady and the Patriots tack on a late touchdown in Sunday's 34-9 romp over Detroit, Lions center Dominic Raiola was in the mood for payback. Raiola acknowledged to reporters after the game that he attempted to cut-block Patriots defensive tackle Zach Moore on Detroit's final..." November 24

  • Lions' Raiola dives at Patriot late; Wilfork: That's dirty

    Detroit Free Press "The New England Patriots ran for a late touchdown when they could have taken three knees and ended today's 34-9 win over the Detroit Lions in the victory formation, and that decision rankled Dominic Raiola. Raiola admitted after the game that he tried to cut-block Patriots defensive tackle Zach..." November 24

  • At age 35, Raiola thinks he has more than one year left

    Pro Football Talk "Lions center Dominic Raiola signed a one-year contract to stay in Detroit, but he expects to play more than one more year. The 35-year-old Raiola, who has played his entire 13-year NFL career with the Lions, told the Detroit News that he wants to play at least two more years. “Not a lot of..." February 08

  • Lions re-sign Dominic Raiola, according to report

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions took care of an important piece of business on Friday afternoon by re-signing center Dominic Raiola to a one-year deal, according to Dave Birkett. It's unclear how much Raiola's new contract will pay him in 2014, but Birkett reports that the 35-year-old Raiola is going to get a..." February 07

  • Lions' Dominic Raiola wants to be at center of team's, city's turnaround

    Detroit Free Press "Dominic Raiola was home in Hawaii one day this February when he got a call from Lions vice president of pro personnel Sheldon White telling him he was going to be released. For weeks, since the Lions approached his agent at the Senior Bowl with news they were remaking their offensive line,..." November 24

  • Lions' Dominic Raiola having best season of 13-year NFL career

    Detroit News "After 10 or so seasons, most players see a natural decline in their play, but that hasn’t been the case for Lions center Dominic Raiola in year 13. “I think he probably is playing as good as he’s ever played,” offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. Raiola will make his 180th career start..." October 26

  • Lions aware of Dominic Raiola report

    ESPN "The Detroit Lions are looking into an alleged verbal abuse incident involving starting center Dominic Raiola during Sunday's 22-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Raiola is alleged to have hurled insults some involving the sexuality and physical appearance of some University of Wisconsin band..." October 07

  • Lions' Dominic Raiola tired of seeing 'full moons' in Green Bay

    Detroit Free Press "Lions center Dominic Raiola has seen a lot of losses in Green Bay over his 13-year career. He also has seen a lot of — well let’s just say he has seen plenty of other things. Packers fans have a tradition of standing near the stadium parking lot and mooning the opposing team’s buses as they..." October 03

  • Lions' Dominic Raiola: Taking pay cut was an easy decision

    Detroit Free Press "He watched one of his best friends in life retire after 12 NFL seasons and another get cut days after the Super Bowl. But when Dominic Raiola arrived at the crossroads of his long, underappreciated career this off-season, he chose a third path, one that left him lighter in the wallet but he..." May 30

  • Lions center Dominic Raiola's drive remains high despite lower pay

    Detroit News "Last February, when the news hit that Lions veteran center Dominic Raiola had agreed to a significant pay cut, that he would, after 12 years of service, 11 as a starter, play for the veteran's minimum in 2013, quarterback Matthew Stafford sent him a text message. "He said, 'You always told me..." May 29

  • Lions' Larry Warford can't wait to meet Dominic Raiola

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford looked over his left shoulder in the locker room Sunday and peered into the empty locker next to his. It belongs to veteran center Dominic Raiola and it represents Warford’s immediate future. After the conclusion of a three-day rookie minicamp, Warford is..." May 13

  • Lions create $5.5 million in cap space thanks to Nate Burleson, Dominic Raiola

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions created $5.5 million in cap room by restructuring the contracts of wide receiver Nate Burleson and center Dominic Raiola, according to Dave Birkett. Their deals were restructured earlier this month in an effort to give the Lions more flexibility with the salary cap, and $5.5..." February 27

  • Lions' Dominic Raiola agrees to restructure final year of contract

    Detroit News "All of the I's aren't dotted and the Ts aren't crossed, but it appears that center Dominic Raiola will be back for his 13th season. Raiola, according to two league sources, has agreed to restructure his contract for 2013. The details were not completely ironed out as of Thursday afternoon and..." February 15

  • Dominic Raiola agrees to restructure contract

    Pride Of Detroit "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)..." February 14

  • Lions mum on Dominic Raiola's future with team

    Pride Of Detroit "When the Detroit Lions released offensive guard Stephen Peterman and defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch last week, I fully expected that center Dominic Raiola would be released as well. Peterman and Vanden Bosch were let go for a combination of poor play last season and a high salary for 2013, and..." February 11