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Ravens rookie wide receiver Tim White thrived before fans in Sunday’s practice

Baltimore, Md.--7/30/17-- The Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Tim White, left, catches a pass over cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz during the team's first open practice for fans on Sunday at M & T Bank Stadium. Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun sp-ravens-open-practice Lam
Baltimore, Md.--7/30/17-- The Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Tim White, left, catches a pass over cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz during the team's first open practice for fans on Sunday at M & T Bank Stadium. Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun sp-ravens-open-practice Lam (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

There were several big names among the standouts during the Ravens' practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday evening — free safety Tony Jefferson, strong safety Eric Weddle and tight end Larry Donnell, to name a few — and a few lesser known commodities.

Such as rookie wide receiver Tim White, who caught a pair of touchdown passes from quarterbacks Ryan Mallett and Dustin Vaughan. It was a solid display for the undrafted free agent.

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"I felt pretty good," he said. "I just tried to prepare myself, and my teammates were there for me. I just went out there and tried to play my heart out in front of the fans. It was just such a great atmosphere out there for me. So I just tried to embrace it and enjoy it."

The 5-foot-10, 181-pound White has dazzled observers with his speed and explosiveness, and he demonstrated his athleticism when he leaped over a defender Sunday. But he also is well aware that the wideout position is stocked with Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin, Breshad Perriman, Chris Moore, Chris Matthews, Griff Whalen and Keenan Reynolds.

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"I feel like I'm trying to make an impression every single day with whatever I do," White said. "I just want to get out there and play my heart out. I know I can play at this level. So I just want to get out there and play for my teammates and prove to my teammates that I can be there for them and be dependable."

White's performance caught coach John Harbaugh's attention.

"He has done a good job in camp," Harbaugh said. "Today, I thought he had a really good day. He really lit it up a little bit, didn't he? To see a guy jump out like that in this kind of environment was pretty eye-opening. He has had a solid camp up until this point."

White said his priority is adjusting to the nuances of the Ravens and the NFL and finding a role he can be comfortable in.

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"Really, it's just putting it all together on the field — whether it's releases or the playbook or just adjusting to the names of teammates. It's everything," he said. "It's another step up, it's a new team, a new organization and I'm just trying to really put myself in a familiar position so that I can play the way I can play."

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