The Washington Redskins have given the Tampa Bay Buccaneers permission to talk with quarterback Patrick Ramsey, according to ESPN.com.

The Redskins are actively shopping Ramsey and are believed to be looking for a fourth-round pick in exchange for the signal caller. The New York Jets are also interested in trading for Ramsey.

Ramsey, 27, originally entered the NFL in 2002 as a first-round draft pick out of Tulane. He has started 24 of the 34 games he’s played in as a Redskin.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Ramsey has completed 55.7 percent of his career passes and thrown for 5,649 yards and tossed 34 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.

Last season, Ramsey started just one game for Washington before being replaced by QB Mark Brunell.

Ramsey is entering the final year of his rookie contract and has a $1.68 million salary cap value in 2006.

The Bucs currently have four QBs – Chris Simms, Luke McCown, Tim Rattay and Jared Allen – under contract for the 2006 season.

Simms and Rattay have cap values of $2.1 million and $1.250 million, respectively, and the Bucs still are interested in re-signing QB Brian Griese, who was released in a salary cap maneuver earlier in the month.


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