Travis Swanson announces retirement

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Travis Swanson announced his retirement Saturday after five NFL seasons.

Swanson, a free agent, played 12 games, with 11 starts last season for the Dolphins. He spent his first four seasons in Detroit after the Lions made him a third-round pick out of Arkansas.

“I decided to retire from the game of football,” Swanson wrote on Instagram. “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.”

13 responses to “Travis Swanson announces retirement

  1. For people asking who he is – “Swanson, a free agent, played 12 games, with 11 starts last season for the Dolphins. He spent his first four seasons in Detroit after the Lions made him a third-round pick out of Arkansas.”

    Reading is very tough.

  2. Kling0z says:
    May 18, 2019 at 5:50 pm
    For people asking who he is – “Swanson, a free agent, played 12 games, with 11 starts last season for the Dolphins. He spent his first four seasons in Detroit after the Lions made him a third-round pick out of Arkansas.”

    Reading is very tough.

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    why would anyone announce a nobody is retiring?

    obviously the joke went right over your head. lmao

  3. He had some bad concussions in Detroit. Played pretty well for a third round pick. Best of luck enjoy your family and life after football.

  4. “why would anyone announce a nobody is retiring?

    obviously the joke went right over your head. lmao”

    I thought jokes were supposed to be funny? Apparently you aren’t very knowledgable because Travis Swanson was actually a pretty good Center who was just plagued with concussions. It’s a shame he had to hang it up.

  5. Don’t worry, tlaw. When the Patriots fall back to irrelevance after Brady/Belichick retire, you’ll be living off the good old days like Cowboys fans.

  6. Abe “The King” Froman says:
    May 18, 2019 at 9:27 pm
    Don’t worry, tlaw. When the Patriots fall back to irrelevance after Brady/Belichick retire, you’ll be living off the good old days like Cowboys fans
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    Abe, those good old days you fondly recall for us haven’t ended and if they do, they have insulated all current Patriots fans from, well, anything you could ever think of writing. Man, you have no idea what a wonderful run this has been.

    Swanson was a pretty good center out of Arkansas, I was hoping the Jags would take him. Surprising to see him walk away so early but we’re Going to see a lot more of that.

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