Orlando Franklin retires after 7 seasons to focus on being father

Offensive lineman Orlando Franklin announced his retirement from the NFL so he can focus on being a father.

Franklin, who was released by the Washington Redskins late last week, made the announcement on his Instagram account.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day and god bless.

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Franklin, 30, started 89 of the 90 games he played in during his seven-season career.

The Denver Broncos selected him in the second round of the 2011 draft with the 46th overall pick. After playing four seasons in Denver he signed a five-year deal in free agency with the Chargers, only to be released after two seasons. He signed with the Redskins last October, appearing in one game.