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When the Ravens traded for cornerback Josh Wilson a few days before the season opener against the New York Jets, many assumed that the former Maryland star and Seattle Seahawks starter would jump right in at nickel back in Baltimore.

That still might happen, but the Ravens were content to let safety Haruki Nakamura play there in their 10-9 win over the Jets. Wilson was used only on special teams in his Ravens' debut, and thought it might have been for the better.

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"I wasn't 100 percent confident in knowing everything, but now it's a new week and I'm definitely at a different level," Wilson said before practice Thursday in Owings Mills. "I'm comfortable with the calls and I'm understanding what's going on around me and I'm just back to playing football."

Wilson said that it helped him to watch how the Ravens secondary played in a real game.

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"You have to get a feel for how those guys play around you, how they're going to communicate with you, where they're going to be," Wilson said.

Given how tight the game was down to the end, Wilson knew that one misunderstanding or a missed assignment could have cost the team a win.

"You don't want to go in and be 100 percent confident," he said. "That was a one-point game and you don't want to be the reason they throw something out there and I'm kind of hesitant and the next thing you know that costs us the game."

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