Washington Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is not involved in the team’s decision-making process anymore and his agent is meeting with the team today, as his future with the organization is very much in doubt, according to ESPN.
McCloughan has not been at Ashburn for weeks, with the team saying he is dealing with a death in his family. However, McCloughan was not at the NFL Combine last week and has reportedly played no part in the team’s free agent moves thus far. Giving head coach Jay Gruden a contract extension, slapping the franchise tag on QB Kirk Cousins and re-signing TE Vernon Davis were all moves made without input from McCloughan, according to sources.
Sources are saying that McCloughan decided not to accompany the team to the NFL Combine and also decided to stay away from Redskins Park. There has reportedly been a struggle for power within the organization, with team president Bruce Allen prevailing over McCloughan.
Allen and salary cap specialist Eric Schaffer handle the contract negotiations for the Redskins, but McCloughan had been responsible for personnel decisions. It appears that is no longer the case.
McCloughan was hired in January 2015, with the team coming off a miserable 4-12 season and facing a fan base and local media in full revolt. Washington has gone 17-14-1 with McCloughan and won one NFC East division title, but apparently that is not enough to satisfy Allen or team owner Daniel Snyder.