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Detroit Free Press Aug 28, 2014

Lions' Raiola recalls being 'terrified' of getting cut

Dominic Raiola has never been in danger of being a cut-day casualty, but he can still empathize with what some of his teammates will be going through this weekend.
Detroit Lions – Five funny moments from kickoff lunch

Detroit Lions – Five funny moments from kickoff lunch

DETROIT — Five things that cracked me up at Wednesday’s Detroit Lions Kickoff Lunch at Ford Field: – Matthew Stafford, who played at Georgia, had a quick reply to an audience question about how long it took him to get used to the fact he was throwing to a guy (Calvin Johnson) from Georgia Tech: “About one practice.’’ — Dominic Raiola’s Hawaiian shirt. Most of the players were dressed business casual and so was Raiola, but the shirt was a stand-out and it was mentioned by Rob Sims when he answered a fan question about best dressed player on the offensive line. He named...
Detroit News Aug 26, 2014

Lions' reliable Dominic Raiola driven to excel

As a second-round pick, Lions center Dominic Raiola wasn't in danger of being cut during his first training camp in 2001. That doesn't mean he wasn't worried.
Detroit Lions Dominic Raiola thought he was going to be cut as a rookie

Detroit Lions Dominic Raiola thought he was going to be cut as a rookie

ALLEN PARK — The final roster cuts are due on Saturday and while several Lions are secure, many of them can sympathize with those on the bubble. Fourteen years ago, center Dominic Raiola thought he was going to be cut as a rookie. “I couldn’t play, I couldn’t pass block, I ran the option in college. I was terrified,’’ Raiola said. “I play and practice like that every year. I blew. That’s how I play.’’ He still thinks about it and plays like his job is on the line daily. “I still do it I play like somebody’s standing over me, looking over me every breath I...

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