Report: Lions re-sign Dominic Raiola to one-year deal
Summary of 6 articles · Updated Feb 8, 2014
Lions center Dominic Raiola signed a one-year contract to stay in Detroit, but he expects to play more than one more year. Allen Park Dominic Raiola will return for a 14th season with the Lions. Center Dominic Raiola took a major pay cut to remain with the Lions for the 2013 season, a move that appears to have earned him a job for the 2014 season as well. Raiola has been to the playoffs only once in his career. Raiola apologized for it a few days later and spent the rest of the season giving the Lions a strong middle to their offensive line. Not a lot of people can say they played 15 years, and thats a realistic goal for me, Raiola, 35, said in a phone interview. With Raiola off the market, the top centers headed toward free agency are Alex Mack of the Browns, Brian de la Puente of the Saints and Evan Dietrich-Smith of the Packers.