Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan is no longer involved in the team's decision-making as his future with the organization remains in question, multiple sources told ESPN.
One source with intimate knowledge of McCloughan's situation said his agent, Peter Schaffer, will meet with the Redskins soon to discuss the matter.
The Redskins' recent moves, from giving coach Jay Gruden an extension to re-signing Vernon Davis and using the exclusive tag on Kirk Cousins, were made without McCloughan's input. Gruden received a contract extension Saturday and Davis re-signed Wednesday. The team placed the tag on Cousins last week.
McCloughan was responsible for setting the team's free-agent board, and many of the personnel priorities certainly would have been discussed with him earlier in the offseason. Regardless, his job status has been an ongoing topic, with multiple reports suggesting a resolution would occur shortly after the draft at the latest. There have been reports about the Redskins already discussing potential replacements.
McCloughan has been absent from Redskins Park as the NFL nears free agency, an important time for any personnel decision-maker. He's not involved in negotiations -- Eric Schaffer and team president Bruce Allen are the chief negotiators with free agents -- but in the past he certainly would be in the building and help oversee the operation.
McCloughan did not accompany the team to Indianapolis for the scouting combine. He and his agent strongly denied that he was sent home from the Redskins' facility in late February, as had been reported.
A source with knowledge of the situation said it was McCloughan's decision not to attend the combine and that he and team agreed on his grandmother's death as the reason. The source also said it was McCloughan's decision to leave the facility in late February.
The Redskins hired McCloughan in January 2015 to help turn the franchise around. They have won a combined 17 games the past two years, with an NFC East title in 2015. But it's an important offseason for the team, with uncertainty over Cousins' future and the need to rebuild the defense.
Once Cousins signs his franchise tag tender, they'll have $40 million in available cap space. They also own 10 draft picks.