Dominic Raiola

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson (R) #81 of the Detroit Lions and center Dominic Raiola (L) #51 celebrate Johnson's second touchdown of the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Raiola Still Undecided On If He Will Keep Playing, Has Yet To Hear From Any Teams

“It’s just something I’m going to decide over time, hopefully the next few months,” Raiola said. “Nobody reached out to me.”

CBS Detroit–01/22/2015

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Dominic Raiola #51 and Travis Swanson #64 of the Detroit Lions celebrates the game winning touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Ford Field on November 09 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Dolphins 20-16. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Raiola On His Tenure In Detroit: ‘I’m Sorry That We Couldn’t Be More Successful’

Raiola has yet to decide whether he wants to retire or play one more season elsewhere.

CBS Detroit–01/20/2015

Dominic Raiola #51 of the Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)  FILE

Report: Lions Tell Dominic Raiola He Will Not Return To Team In 2015

After 14 years at the center of the Detroit Lions’ offensive line, Dominic Raiola has seemingly been shown the door.

97.1 The Ticket–01/19/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15:  (L-R) Center Dominic Raiola #51, tackle Corey Hilliard #78 of the Detroit Lions/32 and guard Rob Sims #67 of the Detroit Lions during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Lions 25-21.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Future Uncertain For Free Agents Sims, Raiola; Both Want To Stay With Lions

Both free agents, Raiola and Sims have been stalwarts of the unit for years – Sims since 2010 and Raiola since 2001.

CBS Detroit–01/08/2015

Dominic Raiola #51 of the Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)  FILE

Lions’ Raiola Suspended 1 Game For Stomping On Opponent

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.

97.1 The Ticket–12/22/2014

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 21: Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Christian Jones #59 of the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field on December 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Bears 20-14. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Did Raiola ‘Stomp’ On Bears’ Defenseman In Lions’ Sunday Game?

Teammate Jaren Allen told reporters: “That’s our guys’ careers here. You can break someone’s ankles.”

12/22/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Dominic Raiola #51 and Travis Swanson #64 of the Detroit Lions celebrates the game winning touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Ford Field on November 09 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Dolphins 20-16. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

With A Heart For Detroit, Raiola Is Much More Than The Sum Of His Miscues

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.

CBS Detroit–12/19/2014

Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) FILE PHOTO

Raiola Hopes Sunday’s Home Game Not Last For Suh; Mosley Tells Him ‘Don’t Go’

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,

CBS Detroit–12/15/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Matt Asiata #44 of the Minnesota Vikings is stopped by Ndamukong Suh #90 and DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions during the third quarter of the game at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 16-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Defense Again Comes Up With Big Plays When Lions Need Them Most

In the middle of the second quarter Sunday, the Detroit Lions desperately needed a spark.

CBS Detroit–12/14/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07: Calvin Johnson #81 celebrates his first quarter touch down with Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Put Together Another Complete Game; Fauria Says This Team Not ‘S.O.L.’

“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.”

CBS Detroit–12/07/2014

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