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  1. Detroit Lions training camp preview: Offensive line going through shakeupRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 |

    ... last year, not nearly enough has been said of the unit's inability to cope with the departure of leaders like Dominic Raiola and Rob Sims. Schwartz could help fill that void.


  2. O'HARA: Challenges facing Lions rookiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Detroit Lions

    ... him for a possible matchup against Rams DT Aaron Donald in Game 6 at Ford Field. Lions draft comparison: Dominic Raiola, 2001. He was a backup for all 16 games as a rookie and the starting center for the next 13 seasons, missing only five games. ...


  3. Larry Warford quietly entering career-defining yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | SidelionReport

    ... looked as if the Lions had both rebuilt and improved their offensive line in basically two years. Even center Dominic Raiola, who most had written off, delivered probably his best season as a Lion. The team itself finished 7-9, costing former coach ...


  4. Mason Cole named to 2016 Rimington Trophy watch listRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Maize N Brew

    ... The junior was the first-ever Michigan true freshman to start the season opener on the offensive line. Dominic Raiola from Nebraska was the first player to win the award in 2000. Last season, Alabama center Ryan Kelly won the trophy. Kelly was ...


  5. Calvin Johnson talks retirement, says he was fed up with footballRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 |

    ... on his phone as he personally set up stations for about 43 L'Anse Creuse players to rotate through. Ex-Lion Dominic Raiola, Johnson's cousin, Dorian Guy, and his former Georgia Tech teammate, quarterback Taylor Bennett, were among those who joined ...


  6. Former Lions WR Johnson happy in retirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | ESPN

    ... 1,964 in 2012. But the closest Johnson might ever come to a comeback was Saturday, when his former center, Dominic Raiola, joked with him about a comeback after he demonstrated drills during the camp. Johnson smiled wide and hugged his former ...


  7. Top 5 Lions with something to proveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | SidelionReport

    ... to prove as we head into the 2016 season. Travis Swanson (64) has struggled taking over for longtime starter Dominic Raiola thus far. Mandatory Credit:Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Swanson struggled in his first year taking over for longtime ...


  8. Yes, Dominic Raiola is back with the Detroit LionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 |

    The Detroit Lions have a new strength coach and a new strength program. They've dumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into a new weight room, and invested in a full-time nutritionist for the first time.


  9. Tim and Mike: Ota Week 2 observationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Detroit Lions

    ... two, to the delight of the other linemen watching and cheering them on. - Tim Twentyman Raiola's presence: Dominic Raiola has been on the field in the OTA practices that were open to the media, but his long-term role with the Lions - if there is one ...


  10. Did the Lions improve at offensive guard and center in 2016?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Pride of Detroit

    ... competition to the center position that has struggled to find consistent play since Detroit moved on from Dominic Raiola after the 2014 season. At the moment, it appears the Lions have added competition at nearly every position on the offensive ...


  11. Tim and Mike: Ota Week 1 observationsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Detroit Lions

    ... being able to get both reps," he said. "You learn more of the defense that way." - Tim Twentyman Dom back : Dominic Raiola is back with the Lions, and although his role has not been specified publicly, the offensive linemen in particular should ...


  12. Check out photos from Detroit Lions OTAsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 |

    ... Marvin Jones and veterans like Matthew Stafford were in uniforms for the morning practice. Former center Dominic Raiola even paid a visit to the Allen Park facility. Team president Rod Wood seems to like the new roster, but hinted that there might ...


  13. Detroit's 3 Biggest Positional BattlesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | SidelionReport

    ... a valuable backup role to both the center and guard positions. Swanson has struggled since taking over for Dominic Raiola in 2015. Struggles should have been expected, but without a viable backup, Swanson was never challenged as the starter when he ...


  14. Lions third-rounder Graham Glasgow expects to push Travis SwansonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 |

    ... Mayhew to be the centerpiece of a succession plan at center. The idea was Swanson play behind aging veteran Dominic Raiola for a year, learning the ropes and whatnot, then move into the starting lineup in 2015. Sure enough, the Lions declined to ...


  15. Quinn creates depth, competition at offensive lineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | SidelionReport

    ... depth. The same can be said for second-year center Travis Swanson, who was basically given the job after Dominic Raiola retired. Swanson struggled mightily last season, contributing to the team's putrid run game. He had a tough time picking up the ...


  16. Five veterans in danger of not making the final 53-man rosterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Pride of Detroit

    ... this group, Travis Swanson was drafted in the third round back in 2014. He was basically red-shirted behind Dominic Raiola that year, though he managed to start five games at guard. He would go on to start 14 games at center in 2015 but was the ...


  17. Lions stay local with Graham Glasgow, giving Travis Swanson competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | ESPN

    ... long-term future with the franchise. Swanson was drafted in the third round in 2014 and spelled veteran Dominic Raiola that season. He started last season and was wildly inconsistent. No one in the Lions brass has publicly committed to Swanson being ...


  18. 2016 NFL draft: Michigan's Graham Glasgow selected by Detroit Lions in third roundRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 |

    ... a center, joining Swanson from 2014. The former Arkansas star was supposed to learn behind longtime starter Dominic Raiola for a year, then move into the starting lineup, but Swanson struggled mightily with that role in 2015. And with the selection ...


  19. Rob Sims: Lions might have gone too young, too fast, on offensive lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2016 |

    ... scheme. In 2014, the Lions had a ninth-year veteran at left guard (Sims) and a 14th-year veteran at center (Dominic Raiola), which balanced out the more youthful players at left tackle (Riley Reiff), right guard (Larry Warford) and right tackle ...


  20. Travis Swanson could still face competition for Lions center jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 |

    The Detroit Lions drafted Travis Swanson with a specific plan: Let him spend one season learning the center position behind longtime starter Dominic Raiola, then move him into the lineup in 2015. Swanson, a third-round pick out of Arkansas in 2014, struggled during his first full season as a starter.