The focus on the practice fields and players meeting rooms at Ravens headquarters is 100 percent on the divisional round showdown with the Steelers this Saturday.
But, as always, the focus in the Ravens' front office is on the bigger picture and improving the roster for future seasons.
As such, the Ravens have signed free agent wide receiver James Hardy to a reserve/future contract, according to multiple reports.
Hardy, who played his college ball at Indiana, was a second-round pick of the Bills back in the 2008 draft. He has appeared in 16 games in his career, catching 10 passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns.
He was waived by Buffalo in their final roster cuts back in September and did not sign on with a team the rest of the 2010 season despite reportedly earning tryouts with the Bengals, Colts and Seahawks.
At 6-foot 5, 220-lb., Hardy has great size and ran a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash leading up to the draft back in '08.
Reserve/future contracts are ones that are signed for the next season, in this case for 2011.
Only players who were not on an NFL team's active roster when the regular season ended are eligible for reserve/futures contracts. Any players on a roster that are under contract would remain so until March.