The Redskins will sign tight end Grady Richardson and a center to snap for kicks sometime after noon today.

The club will not add anyone to the roster until it has reduced the squad to the league maximum 45 by this noon deadline.

Then Washington apparently will place safety Tony Peters and one other player on injured reserve, which will keep them out the minimum four weeks before they can return to the squad.

Coach Jack Pardee said he still was wrestling yesterday with cutdown decisions. "We haven't gotten everything finalized but at least things are shaping up," he said. "Injuries are complicating matters. They are making us reshape all our thinking."

With the return of cornerback Lemar Parrish, the Redskins have to cut six players to get down to 45. Along with current snapper Ted Fritsch, other likely to wind up cut or placed on season-long injured reserve include defensive end mat Mendenhall, offensive tackle Jerry Scanlan, linebacker Don Hover, running back Bobby Hammond and center Dan Pieffer.

Pardee also indicated that he was still deciding whether to keep two or three quarterbacks. If he goes with only two, either Kim McQuilken or Mike Kruczek would have to be released.