A surprised Coughlin expected his wide receiver to be in attendance Wednesday. "I don't know," Coughlin said, via the New York Daily News. "He should be here."
"You know, I had no reason to think he wasn't going to be here," Manning told The Record's Art Stapleton.
It's not clear why Nicks is staying away from practice. He was at a New York charity event Tuesday night. Nicks told reporters a week ago that he was feeling as good as he has felt in awhile, but he still was likely to be limited this week after undergoing offseason knee surgery.