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Lions C Dominic Raiola wants to play two more years


Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola is entering the twilight of his NFL career. He has played for 13 seasons with the team that drafted him in 2001, and he has a goal that isn’t to far away.

Not a lot of people can say they played 15 years, and that’s a realistic goal for me,” Raiola said. “And I say that very humbly and without getting too far ahead of myself.”

Raiola  has seen a lot of interesting things in his time with the Lions. He was brought in during the Matt Millen era and was part of an 0-16 season. He was also part of the Lions team that famously collapsed down the stretch in 2013 and eventually missing the payoffs.

“I don’t think anybody that’s on an NFL team is a loser,” Raiola said. “It’s got to change.”

It still is cool to see a player stick with an organization for so long, especially one with the struggles the Lions have faced in his tenure.

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