The Baltimore Ravens signed WR James Hardy to a Reserve/Future Contract. He is their first player signed to such a deal by the team. The Reserve/Future contract is designed to allow a team to acquire a player they might want to get under contract for the future, but the player cannot practice with the team until the current year is completely over. Therefore, Hardy will not be able to practice with the Ravens until the playoffs are over.
Hardy is a 6'5" receiver out of Indiana, who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills, yet rarely played before being released. Four other former Ravens were signed by other teams. WR Eron RIley and FB Mike McLaughlin were signed by the Denver Broncos. QB Drew Willy was signed by the New York Jets and TE/LB Edgar Jones was signed by the Washington Redskins.