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Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. Thursday

Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. Thursday

Join me at 3 p.m. on Thursday for the weekly live chat discussing the Detroit Lions. Plenty to discuss with this week's departure of Dominic Raiola, other possible roster moves, Saturday's Senior Bowl, Sunday's Pro Bowl and whatever you would like to discuss.
Detroit Lions 'in good hands' with Travis Swanson

Detroit Lions 'in good hands' with Travis Swanson

Dominic Raiola is thankful he got a year to work with Travis Swanson who is expected to be his replacement at center for the Detroit Lions. Raiola has been told he will not be back for a 15th season. Swanson was drafted in the third round in May to eventually become the starter at center. “He’s going to do great. He’s tough, his track record, he’s a proven guy who can play, he’s durable,’’ Raiola said in a conference call on Tuesday. “I’m just thankful that I got the year to work with him and just get to know him. He’s a tough dude. He’s smart. I mean, you’ve...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 21, 2015
Detroit Lions are in good hands with Travis Swanson at center, says Dominic Raiola

Detroit Lions are in good hands with Travis Swanson at center, says Dominic Raiola

Raiola said Swanson is smart, tough and durable and he'll do just fine in a starting role next season.
Grand Rapids Press Jan 20, 2015
Dominic Raiola opens up about his complicated legacy with Detroit Lions

Dominic Raiola opens up about his complicated legacy with Detroit Lions

few days after that loss against the Cowboys, Detroit called Raiola into team headquarters for a meeting. He met first with his position coaches, and then with general manager Martin Mayhew, president Tom Lewand and head coach Jim Caldwell. And they delivered the words Raiola was terrified of hearing.
Pride Of Detroit Jan 20, 2015

Dominic Raiola talks about leaving the Lions

Dominic Raiola spoke on Tuesday about the Detroit Lions' decision to not re-sign him. The news may have just gone public on Monday, but the Detroit Lions actually informed center Dominic Raiola about their decision to not re-sign him last week. Raiola decided to address the news on Tuesday in a conference call with reporters, and below is a recap of what he had to say. (For a recap of Jim Caldwell and Martin Mayhew's comments on this news, go here.) On not returning to the Lions: Raiola: "Not talking about the future, I’m not going to be a Lion anymore that’s the hardest thing.......
Pride Of Detroit Jan 20, 2015

Jim Caldwell, Martin Mayhew discuss Dominic Raiola's departure

The Detroit Lions released a pair of statements in response to the news about Dominic Raiola not being brought back for another season with the team. On Monday, we learned that center Dominic Raiola won't be back with the Detroit Lions in 2015. On Tuesday, the Lions addressed the news by releasing statements from head coach Jim Caldwell and general manager Martin Mayhew. Take a look: Jim Caldwell "While I only had Dom for one season, I quickly learned he was about as passionate and dedicated as any player I have ever coached. Players like Dom are rare. Aside from playing for the same team...
Rotoworld Jan 20, 2015

Dominic Raiola won't be back with Lions - Dominic Raiola (C) Detroit Lions

Impending free agent C Dominic Raiola confirms he won't be back with the Lions next season.
Detroit Lions — Dominic Raiola had an amazing run

Detroit Lions — Dominic Raiola had an amazing run

Dominic Raiola will be missed. Inexplicably, there are many Detroit Lions fans who don’t like the guy who has been the Lions center for 14 years, the starter for 13 seasons. He is from Hawaii, but he is more like Detroiters than some will ever know. He worked hard, wanted to win and was all about the team. Yes, he could be prickly that’s just who he was. Don’t think for a moment he didn’t appreciate the fans, he did.  He loves Detroit and is a big fan of the Tigers and Red Wings, not to mention Kid Rock. DOMINIC RAIOLA'S CAREER IN PHOTOS Really through the...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 20, 2015
Column: Detroit Lions' decision to move on from Dominic Raiola was inevitable

Column: Detroit Lions' decision to move on from Dominic Raiola was inevitable

Raiola hoped for another day in that locker room, but knew this could be his last one. As the season wore on, and his struggles mounted, we all did.
Grand Rapids Press Jan 19, 2015
Report: Dominic Raiola has been told Detroit Lions won't bring him back

Report: Dominic Raiola has been told Detroit Lions won't bring him back

In his 14-year career, all with the Lions, Raiola appeared in 219 games, starting 203. He missed just four games due to injury, all in 2008.
Pride Of Detroit Jan 19, 2015

Lions are moving on from Dominic Raiola

Dominic Raiola's time with the Detroit Lions has come to an end, according to a report. The Detroit Lions have decided against re-signing center Dominic Raiola, according to a report from the Free Press' Dave Birkett. Raiola is set to become a free agent in March, and Birkett reports that the team has already let him know that he is not in their future plans. With the Lions not planning to re-sign Raiola, his time in Detroit has come to an end. A second-round pick in 2001, Raiola spent 14 seasons with the Lions. He became their full-time starter at center in 2002, and he appeared in nearly...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 16, 2015
MLive's Detroit Lions awards: Rookie of the year a tough choice and not in a good way

MLive's Detroit Lions awards: Rookie of the year a tough choice and not in a good way

This is the fourth in a seven-part series in which MLive's Detroit Lions beat writers will hand out our postseason awards. Today is rookie of the year.
Grand Rapids Press Jan 7, 2015
Teary-eyed Dominic Raiola says he has 1 more season in him with Detroit Lions

Teary-eyed Dominic Raiola says he has 1 more season in him with Detroit Lions

Nearly 24 hours had passed since the Detroit Lions' stunning collapse in Dallas, and Dominic Raiola still had not pulled himself together. The veteran center cleaned out his locker Monday afternoon with bloodshot eyes and tears streaming down his face.
Grand Rapids Press Jan 1, 2015
Detroit Lions' Dominic Raiola refuses to look at Dallas Cowboys as potential final game

Detroit Lions' Dominic Raiola refuses to look at Dallas Cowboys as potential final game

Raiola has played his entire 14-year career with the Lions and he wants to keep going, but there are no guarantees he'll be back with the team in 2015.

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