Ramsey on the way?
QB Patrick Ramsey
QB Patrick Ramsey

Posted Mar 8, 2006

The Washington Redskins have given permission to quarterback Patrick Ramsey to visit a couple of teams in preparation for a possible trade, according to ESPN.com, with one of the teams being the Dolphins. The other two teams are the New York Jets and Detroit Lions.

Ramsey is a former first-round pick, but he's on his way out after four mostly unproductive seasons in Washington because of the presence of veteran Mark Brunell and 2005 first-round pick Jason Campbell.

The Redskins reportedly first were asking for a second-round pick in exchange for Ramsey, but they're dreaming if they think they'll get anything that good.

It's more realistic that Ramsey could be had for a fourth-round pick or less.

If the Dolphins do wind up making a deal for Ramsey, it would be more to see if he can be developed into a future starter as opposed to counting on him being the quarterback in 2006.

So the Dolphins could make a deal for Ramsey and still go out and go someone else, perhaps a Drew Brees or a Daunte Culpepper.

Ramsey, who started 23 games in his first three seasons, attempted only 25 passes last season, completing 15 for 252 yards.

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According to published reports, defensive tackle Sam Adams visited the Dolphins on Tuesday and center Kevin Mawae was scheduled to visit on Wednesday.

Mawae, released by the Jets a few days ago, said Monday his first priority is finding a team with a chance to win a championship.

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