ALLEN PARK, Mich. Dominic Raiola thinks he has the secret to longevity in the NFL.
Ive got these little pills, Raiola said, smiling. Ever seen that movie Limitless?
In the movie, a man takes a drug that changes his life by allowing his brain to work like never before.
Im going to keep plugging away until this engine dies, Raiola said.
Raiola, who turns 34 on the final day of the regular season, has been the Lions starting center since 2002. He is one of the locker-room spokesmen, entering his 12th season in the NFL.
One day someones going to play center other than me here, he said. We dont worry about that.
"Theres always somebody coming up thats bigger, faster, stronger, better than you. When that day comes, it will come.
The Lions starting offensive line remains intact for the 2012 season although first-round draft pick Riley Reiff is expected to push for playing time at either tackle or guard.
Raiola knows the time is coming when the Lions bring in someone to compete for...