Draft Report

They claim Joe Gibbs promised Kellen Winslow, Jr., that he would take him if he's still around at No. 5. The Redskins laughed off that rumor, repeated on ESPN.com and other sites, today and promised one thing: they're still not certain who they're taking. At least they won't be sure until tonight.

And they're not even certain they'll still be drafting fifth overall Saturday. Redskins vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato said the most unlikely scenario has the team trading up with either Oakland or San Diego, as has been rumored.

One minute into today's mini-press conference, Cerrato's cell phone went off, prompting him to say, ''The Chargers keep calling me.'' But Cerrato stressed that he doesn't think the Redskins have the ammunition to move up (and select Iowa tackle Robert Gallery).

''We just don't have much to give,'' Cerrato said. ''Trading back is more likely than trading up.''

And owner Dan Snyder said it's ''probably unrealistic'' they would trade a player (Chris Samuels) to move up.

But they would be interested in trading down, recouping some of the lost draft picks. Washington only has three draft picks this weekend, same as last year. The Redskins do feel comfortable with having only three, but there's no doubt they wouldn't mind adding another one.

If they stay put, the Redskins would be happy, knowing they'll get a potential impact player like Winslow or Miami teammate Sean Taylor. But Gibbs denied that he had promised Winslow anything.

''That's not true,'' Gibbs said. ''I didn't tell anybody that. When [Winslow] was here at that point we were still figuring it out and bringing guys in to have a chance to meet them.''

The Redskins also said they won't hold Winslow's representation against him. He's represented by the Poston brothers, who also are the agents for LaVar Arrington and are embroiled in a $6.5 million dispute with the organization.

''There are six teams who would do that [hold it against him],'' Redskins owner Dan Snyder said. ''We're not one of them.''

And, he said, it won't even be a tiebreaker if two players they like are close.

The Redskins also remain interested in trading linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. But so far no teams have called about him, making him a likely June 1 release.

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