The undrafted rookie out of Maryland isn't taking his sudden opportunity for granted.

With Dennis Pitta out for the season and Ed Dickson dealing with an injured hamstring an opportunity has presented itself to undrafted rookie tight end Matt Furstenburg.

The local product out of the University of Maryland suddenly has a chance to prove to Baltimore's that he's deserving of a 53-man roster and should see some added playing time this preseason to do so.

"For me a rookie undrafted it's a huge opportunity" Furstenburg said. "I've got to make the most of it."

Furstenburg ran the second fastest 40-yard dash (4.62) for a tight end at the NFL combine this past February with former Arkansas tight end Chris Gragg (4.5) being the only one to post a better time.

After a slow start during offseason workouts Furstenburg said he's picked up on the Ravens' playbook which has allowed him to act instinctively rather than reactionary on the field.