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Washington Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is not at scouting combine in Indianapolis

Kristopher Love | 04 March, 2017, 02:41

The entire NFL world has descended on Indianapolis this week for the 2017 version of the NFL Scouting Combine.

McCloughan's strength as a talent evaluator is in the draft, so it's unusual that he's not attending the NFL Scouting Combine, where teams meet with prospects.

Washington Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan is not with the team at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. He's not there yet, and won't be there at all.

McCloughan told several outlets he is not in Indianapolis due to a death in the family.

He went on to say that he's specifically handling a death in the family, the loss of his 100-year-old grandmother. It's entirely possible he is still dealing with the fallout of her passing.

National Football League reporter Jason La Canfora also reported via Twitter that reports of McCloughan being in rehab were also false.

The Washington D.C. radio station 106.7 The Fan reported that McCloughan was sent away from the team on February 20 and that team president Bruce Allen, personnel executive Doug Williams, head coach Jay Gruden and director of pro personnel Alex Santos are running the team. On Wednesday night, Russell cited "reliable sources" in reporting McCloughan hasn't been at Redskins Park for over a week.

The source added "GM [Scot McCloughan] has nothing to do with anything and has not for very long time".

All of this comes against the backdrop of increasing whispers of a power struggle between McCloughan and team president Bruce Allen. Team spokesman Tony Wyllie confirmed McCloughan's absence in an email to The Associated Press Thursday, saying McCloughan "is taking care of some family matters".