Where Lions stand two weeks into free agency
MAR 18, 11:08a ET | DAVE DYE
Rotowire: Jan 20 / 3:32p ET
News: The Lions are moving on from Raiola, his agent confirmed Monday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Raiola has played his entire career with the Lions since the team selected him in the second round of the 2001 draft. After a strong 2013, Raiola had a rough 2014 season, garnering a minus-17.2 rating as the No. 37 center in the NFL, according to PFF. His slippage in play, age, and sometimes dirty play on the field are what ultimately led to the Lions not wanting him anymore. The Lions will probably slide Travis Swanson, a third-round pick in the 2014 draft, into Raiola's spot at center.
StatsLLC: Jan 20 / 12:00a ET
News: Raiola's agent says the Detroit Lions have told the veteran center he is not part of their plans next season.
Impact: Raiola has played all 14 of his NFL seasons with Detroit, starting 203 games. Agent Kenny Zuckerman says Raiola would like to keep playing, but he'll have to do so elsewhere. He signed a one-year deal last offseason that kept him with the Lions for 2014.