Coach Lovie Smith confirmed that veteran cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. did not attend practice Tuesday morning.
When asked if Manning was still a member of the team, Smith replied, "He's not here. He didn't practice. If there is something official to announce, you'll hear with everyone else."
Manning did attend team meetings at Halas Hall this morning.
Now, there are a few possibilities:
1. He is in the process of being released or has been released.
2. The club is working to trade him. It will be difficult to find a team that wants to take on the remainder of his deal.
3. Manning had to leave Halas Hall for personal reasons.