Washington Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is not at scouting combine in Indianapolis A.J. Perez , USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan is absent from the NFL scouting combine this week.

Redskins staff were told earlier this week that McCloughan was “tending to a personal matter” and would not be at the combine this week in Indianapolis.

The Redskins explained his absence to The Washington Post this way:  McCloughan  “is taking care of some family matters.”

McCloughan told several outlets he is not in Indianapolis due to a death in the family. His grandmother died Feb. 6, according to an obituary in the Loveland (Colo.) Reporter-Herald newspaper. The paper reported that the funeral was scheduled for Feb. 13.

Washington-area sports talk station 106.7 The Fan reported, citing team sources, that McCloughan was sent home from Redskins Park on Feb. 20.