“It’s just something I’m going to decide over time, hopefully the next few months,” Raiola said. “Nobody reached out to me.”
Raiola has yet to decide whether he wants to retire or play one more season elsewhere.
After 14 years at the center of the Detroit Lions’ offensive line, Dominic Raiola has seemingly been shown the door.
Both free agents, Raiola and Sims have been stalwarts of the unit for years – Sims since 2010 and Raiola since 2001.
The punishment was handed down by Merton Hanks, the NFL’s Vice President of Football Operations, comes following Raiola’s sixth rules violation related to player safety.
Teammate Jaren Allen told reporters: “That’s our guys’ careers here. You can break someone’s ankles.”
A three-time game captain for the Lions this season, Raiola might be one of the most beloved players in the locker room. Outside, he might be considered one of the most polarizing given his history of coarse interactions with fans.
From the start, Sunday’s game seemed like a bit of a special occasion for Ndamukong Suh, who had billionaire Warren Buffett as a guest,
In the middle of the second quarter Sunday, the Detroit Lions desperately needed a spark.
“It’s nice to have one of those games where it’s stress-free in the fourth,” Raiola said. “That’s how games like that are supposed to go.”