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Best wide receiver available is in town to visit the Detroit Lions

The second day of free agency is underway. Golden Tate is in town and visiting with general manager Martin Mayhew. They also had former Dallas Cowboys center Phil Costa around for a visit, but he is only projected as a backup to Dominic Raiola. It might not seem very exciting, but the Lions are being very patient. Some of the contracts signed yesterday bordered on ridiculous, and...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Center’s in the draft to eventually replace Dominic Raiola

The Detroit Lions say they are going to be searching for the future at center as the long career of Dominic Raiola is winding down. Raiola had what was likely his best season of his career in 2013 and has been the Lions center since he was drafted in 2001. He did so while accepting a pay cut to stay with the team, and so, this year the Lions rewarded him with a small pay increase...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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 people can say they played 15 years, and that’s a realistic goal for me,” Raiola said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiola signs 1-year deal with Lions

Detroit center Dominic Raiola is returning for a 14th season with the Lions. Agent Kenny Zuckerman says Raiola has signed a one-year deal and hopes to help Detroit reach the postseason this year. The Lions have missed the playoffs the last two seasons. Raiola was drafted by the Lions in 2001 and has played for Detroit his entire career. He's started all 16 games in each of...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions re-sign Dominic Raiola, according to report

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 "nice raise" for his 14th season in the NFL. At this time last year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions re-sign Dominic Raiola to one-year deal

Dominic Raiola is coming back for Year 14 with the Detroit Lions. Raiola, a second-round draft pick in 2001, took a significant pay cut to return last year but he's getting a raise now after receiving a one-year contract. Raiola, 35, would have become an unrestricted free agent next month, but he's made it clear many times that his heart is in Detroit and that he wants...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions sign C Dominic Raiola to a 1-year deal

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press,  the Lions have signed center Dominic Raiola to a one-year deal. The Lions have re-signed C Dominic Raiola to a one-year deal. I'm told he gets a nice raise after taking a paycut to stay in Detroit last yr — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) February 7, 2014 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Lions re-sign Dominic Raiola to a one-year deal, receives ‘nice raise’

He sucks! He’s an ass! He’s the worst center in the league! Now that you’ve got that out of the way Lions fans the team re-signed center Dominica Raiola to a one-year deal giving the veteran a ‘nice raise’ according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. https://twitter.com/davebirkett/status/43188423372938035 The exact numbers of that raise haven’t been released...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lions Re-Sign C Dominic Raiola To A One-Year Deal

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions have re-signed veteran C Dominic Raiola to a one-year deal. Birkett has been informed that Raiola will receive a “nice raise” after taking a pay cut to return to Detroit last year.   The post Report: Lions Re-Sign C Dominic Raiola To A One-Year Deal appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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, Raiola had been wrestling with his future. He was set to count $6.1 million against the salary...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Offensive Line: Best in NFL

(Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski/AP)   Detroit Lions Offensive Line: History in the Making Nine games into the season, Detroit has allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL with only 10 sacks. As if that wasn’t good enough, the Lions have been passing more than every team with the exception of Cincinnati, and tailback Reggie Bush is sixth in yards from scrimmage with 966 yards. Their offensive...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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

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 on Sunday against the Cowboys, and if his play is any indication, he won’t be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions lineman Dominic Raiola continues to talk trash, this time for his teammate Suh

Last week Lions center Dominic Raiola was in the media, but not on the good side of it. Raiola was in the funny papers, after making very offensive comments to the Wisconsin band members. Well he was at it today again, but this time his enemy was not a tuba player but Instead it was […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions' Raiola: No homophobic slur

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola denied that he made a homophobic slur to members of the Wisconsin marching band at Sundays game in Green Bay. That was inaccurate, Raiola said. I dont speak like that. I have family members ... that are gay. I have a lot of respect for them. Raiola insisted that the incident got a little blown out of proportion and was taken...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

How much money should Lions OL Dominic Raiola be fined for his inappropriate words?

Dominic Raiola went off on the University of Wisconsin Marching Band this weekend when the Lions played the Green Bay Packers, even though he owned up to the words which were horrible, Raiola gave an apology. “My interaction with the Wisconsin Marching Band was inappropriate,” Raiola said. “I apologize to those I offended along with […]
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiola apologizes to Wisconsin band, will make donation

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola apologized Tuesday afternoon to the director of the Wisconsin marching band after verbally abusing some band members at the Lions game Sunday in Green Bay. Raiola also plans to make a significant donation to the universitys band fund. The Lions, meanwhile, announced that Raiola will not receive any other discipline for his...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiola apologizes to Wisconsin band, will make donation

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola apologized Tuesday afternoon to the director of the Wisconsin marching band after verbally abusing some band members at the Lions game Sunday in Green Bay. Raiola also plans to make a significant donation to the universitys band fund. The Lions, meanwhile, announced that Raiola will not receive any other discipline for his...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Dominic Raiola apologizes for offensive remarks towards marching band

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has apologized for his offensive remarks towards the Wisconsin marching band for his actions this past Sunday. “My interaction with the Wisconsin Marching Band was inappropriate,” Raiola said in a statement released by the team. “I apologize to those I offended along with all of the members of Wisconsin’s Marching Band. “I also apologize...
Via Pro Football Zone
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Dominic Raiola Apologizes and Donates For Calling UW Band ‘fat motherf*ckers’

After it was found out that Lions OL Dominic Raiola went on a tirade against the Wisconsin band including calling them ‘fat motherf*ckers’, he was pretty defiant about it. Now after a little more time and media exposure to the situation he has apologized: “My interaction with the Wisconsin Marching Band was inappropriate. I apologize to those I offended along with all of the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions investigate allegations Dominic Raiola verbally abused Wisconsin marching band

An NFL player has caused outrage after allegedly shouting vile names and homophobic slurs at a college marching band. Detroit Lions starting center Dominic Raiola allegedly taunted the University of Wisconsin-Madison band during Sunday night's game with the Green Bay Packers, calling one female player, a "c***." The band was performing at the game at Lambeau Field...
Via The Other Paper
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions president apologizes to Badgers band for Dominic Raiola’s verbal abuse

Detroit Lions team president Tom Lewand has publicly apologized for center Dominic Raiola’s verbal abuse of the University of Wisconsin band at the Green Bay Packers game on Sunday.
Via Gamedayr
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions C allegedly taunted Wisconsin band members in Green Bay

USA Todsy Sports Some disturbing yet not-so-surprising news filtered out Monday morning from Sunday’s Lions-Packers game.  The 22-9 Packers win should no longer be center-stage for the Lions.  Comments that their meathead center allegedly made to members of the University of Wisconsin band who was performing at Lambeau Field Sundsy should be. Tom Melton, of TomMeltonScouting...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
October 07, 2013  |  1 Comment

Lions aware of Dominic Raiola report

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 members both before the game and at halftime. Michael Leckrone the director of bands...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions investigating comments toward UW marching band

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions said Monday they are investigating whether center Dominic Raiola verbally abused members of the University of Wisconsin marching band during Detroit's game at Green Bay over the weekend. The band was at Lambeau Field to perform during and after Sunday's game, won by the Packers. "We are aware of the reports involving Dominic...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions investigating comments toward college band

The Lions say they are investigating whether center Dominic Raiola verbally abused members of the University of Wisconsin marching band during Detroit's game at Green Bay over the weekend. The team said Monday the reports ''are extremely inconsistent with the standard of behavior we expect from our players and from every member of our organization.'' The band...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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