Carl Nicks signs his RFA tender

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Saints guard Carl Nicks, ranked as the 55th best player in the NFL by his peers, has accepted his one-year tender offer as a restricted free agent.

Nicks, a three-year veteran, was tendered at the first-round level.

I’m back,” Nicks said, per WWL.com.  “I wanted to prove my worth, and maybe next year we can talk long term.”

A full-time starter since 2009, Nicks has appeared in all 48 games of his career, starting 45.