The production didnt wane much from his final yea

first_img The production didn’t wane much from his final year in New England to his first in Arizona, but Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones fell 37 spots over the past two offseasons in NFL Network’s list of the top 100 players for 2017.Jones was voted by his peers as the 85th-best player in this offseason’s list after being ranked as the 48th-best player heading into his debut season with Arizona. Jones backed up the NFL-wide respect by recording 49 tackles, including 11 sacks, to go with four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 2016. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones, left, hits Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford as he tries to pass during the second half of an NFL football game, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) 0 Comments   Share   “What? Chandler Jones had a good year? Shocking,” Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels told NFL Network with a hint of sarcasm. “He’s like that guy who as a kid, everyone wants him on your team because he can just play ball. He clearly is having fun out there. He enjoys what he’s doing — it’s obvious. That’s why he makes the plays he makes.”.@ChanJones55 has the third-most sacks in the @NFL over the past two seasons. #NFLTop100 pic.twitter.com/jkai0jdUEL— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 2, 2017The 2016 season for Jones was on-par with his numbers posted in 2015 for the Patriots: 44 tackles, 12.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception.Jones was a Pro Bowl alternate last season, and his production was strong enough to earn him a hefty five-year extension with Arizona that could reach $83 million in earnings.As for the Cardinals, Jones is the team’s first representative to make NFL Network’s list, which will be released in groups of 10 over the course of the next few weeks.Former Cardinals teammate Calais Campbell appeared just ahead of Jones at 83rd on the list. With Arizona last season, the 30-year-old Campbell registered 53 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interception.center_img Campbell credited some of his own success with playing next to the 27-year-old pass-rusher.“Chandler is as good as they come,” Campbell told NFL Network. “He loves playing the game of football and rushing the passer, man. You need guys around you to be exceptional. I’ll miss playing with him.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

US Federal Reserve hikes rate Read the official statement

first_img ← Previous Next → The U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images files Sponsored By: Recommended For YouSecond opioid distributor charged over U.S. overdose crisisFannie Mae, Freddie Mac shares down on 5-year timeline overhaulNew York awards offshore wind contracts to Equinor, OrstedU.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil production down by 19% on storm shutdownsThe VOID Adds Three New Locations Reddit Facebook What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Join the conversation → Financial Post Staff advertisement Share this storyU.S. Federal Reserve hikes rate: Read the official statement Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn center_img Comment 0 Comments Twitter U.S. Federal Reserve hikes rate: Read the official statement Slightly less dovish tone than investors had anticipated Featured Stories December 19, 2018Federal Reserve issues FOMC statementInformation received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Household spending has continued to grow strongly, while growth of business fixed investment has moderated from its rapid pace earlier in the year. On a 12-month basis, both overall inflation and inflation for items other than food and energy remain near 2 percent. Indicators of longer-term inflation expectations are little changed, on balance.Fed raises interest rates while trimming forecast for 2019 hikes to twoConsistent with its statutory mandate, the Committee seeks to foster maximum employment and price stability. The Committee judges that some further gradual increases in the target range for the federal funds rate will be consistent with sustained expansion of economic activity, strong labor market conditions, and inflation near the Committee’s symmetric 2 percent objective over the medium term. The Committee judges that risks to the economic outlook are roughly balanced, but will continue to monitor global economic and financial developments and assess their implications for the economic outlook.In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 2-1/4 to 2‑1/2 percent.In determining the timing and size of future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate, the Committee will assess realized and expected economic conditions relative to its maximum employment objective and its symmetric 2 percent inflation objective. This assessment will take into account a wide range of information, including measures of labor market conditions, indicators of inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and readings on financial and international developments.Voting for the FOMC monetary policy action were: Jerome H. Powell, Chairman; John C. Williams, Vice Chairman; Thomas I. Barkin; Raphael W. Bostic; Michelle W. Bowman; Lael Brainard; Richard H. Clarida; Mary C. Daly; Loretta J. Mester; and Randal K. Quarles.Implementation Note issued December 19, 2018 December 19, 20182:41 PM EST Filed under News Economy More Emaillast_img read more