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Signed by the Ravens on Aug. 8 as an insurance policy with tight end Ed Dickson dealing with a pulled hamstring, Kris Wilson took part in just two days of practice before the team's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday night.

But that didn't prevent the eighth-year veteran from tying rookie wide receivers LaQuan Williams and Tandon Doss with three catches each, and ranking third on the team with 29 yards against the Eagles.

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"I feel good," Wilson, who turns 30 on Monday, said after Tuesday's practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills. "I feel comfortable with the offense. This is an offense that I'm familiar with, an offense that I've run and been involved in throughout my career. So I come in feeling comfortable."

All three of Wilson's receptions were long enough to gain first downs, and he appeared to be a quality option for rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who did a lot of scrambling behind a young and untested offensive line.But the 6-foot-2, 245-pound Wilson said he has some ground to gain since he joined camp late.

"There's still some catching up to do as far as just getting in with a group of guys," he said. "As an offense, it's about coming together as a unit and kind of gelling. So having missed some days, that definitely sets you back, and it's a process getting a comfortable feel with the offensive line, with the quarterback, and things of that nature. I do have a certain level of comfort, but there's also much work to be done."

Wilson, who played the entire second half against Philadelphia, isn't sure what's in store for him Friday night when the Kansas City Chiefs visit M&T Bank Stadium. Wilson said the amount of playing time is not as important as the quality of work he might be able to provide.

"It's about getting work moreso than time," he said. "So I anticipate getting work on the things that the coaches feel that I need work on. Whether it be one series or five series, I sure they want to see something from me and want to see me improve upon something, and they'll put me in position to do that."

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