BREAKING: Former Detroit Lion announced retirement via Instagram

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According to former Detroit Lions offensive lineman Travis Swanson, he is retiring from the NFL.

Swanson took to Instagram to make the announcement.

“I decided to retire from the game of football,” Swanson wrote. “Those words are hard to write. However, I have a sense of comfort knowing Emily and I are walking away from this game with offers that were on the table. This ultimately came down to a family decision between Emily and I.

“I have been an offensive lineman for 22 years of my life and will be for the remainder. In my years as a lineman, I have learned so many life lessons. It is extraordinary that this game has the power to take a kid from Kingwood, Texas to places all over the globe.”

We wish Swanson the best as he moves on to husband next adventure.