Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan is not with team officials at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. A Redskins spokesperson explained that McCloughan is tending to family matters instead of traveling with the front office to scout incoming college players.
McCloughan's grandmother passed away last month, CSN has learned.
UPDATE: Per 106.7 the Fan's Brian McNally, McCloughan will not attend the Combine at all.
I asked #Redskins GM Scot McCloughan if it was true he wasn't coming to the NFL Combine at all. His answer: "Correct"— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) March 2, 2017
It's been a weird start to 2017 for McCloughan. At the Senior Bowl in January, McCloughan did not speak to reporters and told CSN that Bruce Allen instructed him to remain quiet.
Later, former Redskins tight end and team broadcaster Chris Cooley speculated that perhaps McCloughan's drinking problem had re-emerged. The GM dealt with alcohol abuse issues in previous front office stops with the 49ers and Seahawks.
The unrest in the 'Skins front office comes at a particularly important time for the team. Earlier this week the team placed the exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins, though plenty of decisions remain with the passer. A trade or long-term deal could be reached for Cousins, decisions a general manager should be very much a part. Beyond that are questions about the future of DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garçon, Chris Baker and Vernon Davis.
Stay tuned for much more on this story.
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