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. 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 Meruelo
Ofcom plans to press ahead with the auction of spectrum in the 600MHz band following digital switchover.In its draft work plan the regulator said it would hold the 600MHz auction in 2012-13. It said that one potential use would be to provide new TV services on digital-terrestrial TV. This might include new standard definition and HD channels on Freeview, or a completely new TV service. Another potential use of this spectrum would be the provision of enhanced wireless data services.Ofcom will prioritise the planned 800MHz and 2.6GHz auction over the 600MHz auction, to avoid running the two auctions at the same time. However, in the event that there is a delay to the 800MHz and 2.6GHz auction, it may progress the 600MHz auction in the meantime.Other TV-related plans include pressing ahead on work to implement a geolocation-based approach to enable white space access on a licence-exempt basis in the UHF TV band.Ofcom will also begin the process of working on the renewal of public broadcaster Channel 4’s licence, set to expire at the end of 2014. Channel 4 has been given a substantially increased public service remit as a result of last year’s Digital Economy Act.If the plan is approved by Parliament, Ofcom will also move forward with plans to license local TV services in the first half of the 2012-13 period. It envisages licensing a single multiplex operator which will deliver local television using geographically interleaved spectrum in a number of different locations, and subsequently moving forwards with licensing of individual services.Other work for the 2012-13 period includes a review of the work of ATVOD, the regulatory watchdog set up to monitor video-on-demand services in the UK.