Lions center Dominic Raiola signed a one-year contract to stay in Detroit, but he expects to play more than one more year.
The 35-year-old Raiola, who has played his entire 13-year NFL career with the Lions, told the Detroit News that he wants to play at least two more years.
“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 was a second-round pick of the Lions in 2001, and one of the few Matt Millen draft picks who panned out for Detroit. He had a strong season in 2013 and is now hoping he might finally be a part of a team that can win a playoff game.
“I don’t think anybody that’s on an NFL team is a loser,” Raiola said. “It’s got to change.”
Raiola still thinks he has a couple more years to see things change in Detroit.