METAIRIE — Saints restricted free agent guard Carl Nicks has signed his tender offer and is at the club’s training headquarters in suburban New Orleans.

The 6-foot-5, 343-pound Nicks, a fifth-round draft choice out of Nebraska in 2008, started 13 games as a rookie and has remained the starting left guard ever since.

Nicks did not report to training camp on time while attempting to renegotiate his contract. His arrival on Monday means free agent center Jonathan Goodwin is the only 2010 starter on the offensive line not yet back with New Orleans.

Saints spokesman Greg Bensel also has confirmed the addition of veteran free agent linebacker Clint Ingram, who was with the Saints in 2010 but never played because of his slow recovery from microfracture surgery on his left knee.