Point blank, is it worth it to resign him? I'm thinking we would have to pay him at least 8 million a year, or at least that is as far as I would pay him if it were up to me. Yet again, with that same amount of money, I could go out and greatly build my secondary in signing guys like Jairus Byrd and Charles Tillman. (Though with Byrd, he might actually command more money than Hardy would) Or I could concentrate that money in bringing in offensive talent, although the only big receiving name out there is Hakeem Nicks and I don't know if I would want him.
My evaluation is Greg Hardy is definitely a great player and he brings attitude to this team. Yet for the cap space he is going to eat up, I would want him to be a consistent guy who gets after the QB. I don't believe he disappears from as many games as Julius Peppers did (and Peppers was a much better talent), however Hardy hasn't been a factor in some games this year. I believe Frank Alexander could kind of fill the void if Hardy wasn't here, especially as Star and Short continue to develop. So for me, the best strategy might be to spread the wealth around, whether than pouring a decent amount in Hardy.