Gibbs said Ramsey has been told he must compete with veteran Mark Brunell for the starting job, and was not originally expected to resume football activities this soon.
He underwent foot surgery in December.
Ramsey will be restricted to simple, individual drills and will not take snaps with the full offense as the club's training staff tries to prevent him from aggravating his injured right foot. However, Brunell will participate fully and would seem to have an early advantage in Gibbs' open competition, the Washington Times said.
In addition to Ramsey, at least 10 key veterans will miss camp or be restricted to simple conditioning work. Wide receiver Laveranues Coles (toe), tackle Chris Samuels (shoulder), running back Trung Canidate (foot), center Larry Moore (foot) and nose tackle Brandon Noble (knee) are rehabilitating injuries and will not practice.
Guard Derrick Dockery, wide receiver Darnerien McCants and defensive tackle Jermaine Haley are nursing shoulder injuries and may participate sparingly. Defensive end Renaldo Wynn and new punter Tom Tupa, meanwhile, will be attending the NFL Players' Association annual meeting in Hawaii.