According to a team spokesperson, Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert is not at the combine due to an illness. The combine runs through next Tuesday.
Heckert was also supposed to appear at the Browns pre-combine press conference yesterday, but was unable to attend due to said illness. He was also unable to attend the recently played Senior Bowl though there is no indication that it was for the same reason.
Without speculating too much, this would have to be more than the flu to keep Heckert away for the entire week. Per the spokesman, the illness is said to be non-life threatening. Browns head coach Pat Shurmur will meet with the media at 4pm today.