I have always been a strong believer that you cant keep both after this year. It would lock up to much cap space over the next couple of years. But I did some research and I can see a way we can keep both atleast for next year. IMO Hardy will be the better of the two going forward and if I had a choice would like to keep him long term. Well there is a way.
Johnsons contract is through to the 2016 season. For 2014 Johnsons cap figure will be 16.4 million which is a lot and his dead money if he was cut is 16.2 so he wont be going anywhere next season. But in 2015 is 17.4 his dead money 6 million. We could cut him or trade him and save 11.4 million in cap space. So all we have to do for Hardy is figure a way to squeeze him n next season where we don't take a major cap hit.
For Luke Beason is counting $8 million in cap money for 2014 so in 2015 we can just slide that to Luke so no issue there. We could keep this defense next season if Hardy would work with us his first season.
The only question now is how we fit Cams contract in there too.