Ex-Lions center Dominic Raiola returns

One familiar face has been present at the Detroit Lions OTAs. Former Lions center Dominic Raiola is apparently helping the team out in some capacity. Although nothing has been made official, the longtime Lion has so far been assisting with the strength and conditioning program. In the first open-to-media team activity on Thursday, Raiola was visible … Read more

Lions starting center still to be determined

The Detroit Lions struggled mightily last year along the offensive front. Although the line is a group effort, there were certain players who couldn’t seem to hold their own. One of those players was second-year center, Travis Swanson. Swanson, a third-round pick out of Arkansas in 2014, was propelled into the starting role last season after the … Read more

Top 5 Off-Season Priorities for the Detroit Lions

Top 5 Off-Season Priorities for the Detroit Lions

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It’s that time of year again Lions fans! While the Super Bowl is right around the corner, our boys have been sent home to enjoy the off-season. The Detroit Lions did see a resurgence under the leadership of Jim Caldwell in his first year as the Lions head coach. Under Caldwell,  Detroit emerged as one of the most dominant defenses in the NFL however, costly penalties dove while team composure rose, and we made the playoffs. There is a bright future ahead of us fans, but this off-season will be the most important of GM Martin Mayhew’s career. Here are the Detroit Lions Top 5 off-season priorities.

 

The Detroit Lions Are Cutting Ties With Dominic Raiola

The Detroit Free Press has reported that center Dominic Raiola’s tenure in Detroit has come to a close. 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 … Read more

Lions’ Dominic Raiola loses appeal; will serve 1-game suspension

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has lost his appeal and will serve a one-game suspension for stomping Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson. Appeals officer Derrick Brooks, jointly appointed by NFL & NFLPA, upholds 1-game suspension of Dominic Raiola — Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) December 23, 2014 The Lions will face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday … Read more

Video: Dominic Raiola Stomps on Ankle of Bears Linemen Ferguson

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola appeared to intentionally stomp on the prone ankle of linemen Ego Ferguson in the third quarter of today’s game against the Chicago Bears. As many Detroiters may recall, this would not be the Lions’ first foray into flagrant stomping. Ndamukong Suh notably stomped upon the leg of Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith … Read more

NFL Fines Raiola $10,000; Not For Last Play Of Game

A day after Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola said he wouldn’t be fined for his actions on the final drive of his team’s 34-9 loss to New England on Sunday, it turned out he actually was. NFL spokesman Michael Signora said Wednesday that Raiola was fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness, but not for his cut block on … Read more

No Fine and No Regrets for Lions’ Raiola

Lions center Dominic Raiola said he was not fined by the NFL for his play at the end of Sunday’s 34-9 loss to New England where he dived at the knees of Patriots defensive lineman Zach Moore. “There’s no fine. It was during the game,” Raiola said Tuesday. “I don’t know about regrets. I don’t live life with regrets. … Read more