The Washington Redskins hope to make some trades during the NFL draft next week to acquire more picks. The Redskins have one selection each in the second and third rounds and a pair of seventh-round choices in the two-day draft that begins Saturday, and sources said they intend to try to trade down to gain additional picks. The Redskins need a safety, a defensive lineman or two and a punter, and perhaps a wide receiver and a quarterback.
Adding a mid- to late-round choice might enable the Redskins to draft a quarterback to develop behind starter Patrick Ramsey and veteran backup Rob Johnson. Coach Steve Spurrier said recently that the club has not ruled out re-signing quarterback Danny Wuerffel as a free agent. Redskins officials have told Wuerffel they will get back in touch with him after the draft.
The Redskins would like to add a starting strong safety and a defensive tackle to share playing time with Dan Wilkinson and Brandon Noble. The draft is deep in defensive tackles, and some scouts believe Ohio State safety Mike Doss still could be available in the second round.
Redskins Notes: Agent Ken Sarnoff said he planned to contact the Redskins about wide receiver Marcus Robinson, who was released by the Chicago Bears on Wednesday. Redskins officials seemed undecided about whether to try to sign Robinson, who had 84 catches and was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 1999 but has suffered back and knee injuries and has not been as productive the past three seasons. . . .
Free agent linebacker Kevin Mitchell said he remains interested in re-signing with the Redskins even after a recent visit to the Detroit Lions. . . .
Agent George Mavrikes said he is talking to the San Diego Chargers about safety David Terrell, a restricted free agent. But Chargers officials said they do not intend to sign him to an offer sheet by today's deadline.