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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NFL: Thomas, Ayodele returning to Saints

Associated Press

METAIRIE, La. Saints restricted free agents David Thomas and Remi Ayodele are returning to the New Orleans Saints.

Their agent, Jordan Woy, says both players planned to re-sign this week.

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says Thomas was signing his tender offer Tuesday. The Saints had offered Thomas about $1.18 million and Ayodele about $1.1 million.

Thomas is a tight end who was acquired in a trade with New England before the 2009 season. He caught 35 passes for 356 yards and a touchdown during the regular season and had four receptions for 41 yards in the playoffs.

Ayodele started 13 regular-season games and two playoff games. He had 1.5 sacks and recovered a fumble for a touchdown.