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Saints TE credits wife for return

Updated: June 13, 2012, 8:08 PM ET
Associated Press

METAIRIE, La. -- Saints veteran tight end Dave Thomas struggled in the past year with activities as natural as playing outside with his young boys.

A pair of concussions during the 2011 NFL season left him so sensitive to light that even sunglasses weren't much help.

And when his infant daughter cried, his wife, Kassidy, would whisk her away so the noise would not worsen her husband's symptoms.

If Thomas had to make a choice between family and football, it would be the former. ...

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