Dominic Raiola makes record 200th start for Lions
Detroit — Center Dominic Raiola made his 200th career start for the Lions on Thursday, the most in franchise history.
A second-round pick in 2001, Raiola has missed just four starts — all in 2008 — since earning the starting center job in 2002. He's started 92 straight games.
Earlier this season, Raiola broke linebacker Wayne Walker's record of 197 starts, which he made from 1958-72.
Raiola becomes the fifth active player with 200 career starts, joining quarterbacks Peyton Manning (251) and Tom Brady (202), safety Charles Woodson (230) and defensive tackle Justin Smith (212). Brady is the only active player with more starts for one team, with all of them for New England.