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Fantasy or reality? Fantasy football projections for 2017 Eagles

Fantasy or reality? Fantasy football projections for 2017 Eagles

As each day passes, we are not only one day closer to the beginning of the NFL season but also one day closer to your fantasy football draft. 

With some new weapons on offense, will Eagles like Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery and LeGarrette Blount help you to a championship?

Mike Clay, a fantasy football expert for ESPN who is known for making player and record projections, posted his estimations for the Eagles in 2017 on Twitter. The document gives you a good idea of what one of the industry leaders in fantasy football expects from the Eagles this season.

The 4,260 yards Clay projects for Wentz would easily break Donovan McNabb’s franchise record for passing yards in a season and the 1,049 receiving yards would make Jeffery well worth the investment the team made in him in the offseason. 

If you’re expecting a surprise season from Nelson Agholor, however, maybe you should look away. Clay predicts just four catches and 52 yards for the much-maligned wide receiver.

In addition to some solid individual numbers, Clay’s prediction of 8.8 victories is ahead of what he projects for the Dallas Cowboys (8.6) as the best total in the NFC East.

Chase Utley makes unreal play to save perfect game before no-hit bid ends in walk-off fashion

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Chase Utley makes unreal play to save perfect game before no-hit bid ends in walk-off fashion

Chase Utley has always had a flair for the dramatic.

And not just with his bat or hustle, but also with his glove.

Who can forget this clutch, heads-up play?

At 38 years old, Utley still throws around his body like he's 24 and in his rookie season. The former Phillie showed his signature full-out extension in a huge moment Wednesday night.

Pitching in the eighth inning against the Pirates, Dodgers starter Rich Hill had not allowed a runner to reach base. That looked like it was going to change when Josh Bell laced a liner destined to drop in right field. Utley then stunned everyone at PNC Park by preserving the perfect game bid with a jaw-dropping diving catch.

The best is Utley's typical stoicism, just getting up and acting like, no big deal, one down, fellas.

His teammates had the opposite reaction. They were in amazement, as seen below.

Believe it or not, Hill took a no-hitter into the bottom of the 10th inning when he lost it — and the game — on Josh Harrison's walk-off blast for a 1-0 defeat (see story).

Baseball is a funny game. Right now, the Dodgers are the best at it with an 89-36 record, 13 games ahead of the next closest teams (Nationals and Astros).

Before you know it, the playoffs will be here — and we all know Utley is bound for some October dramatics.

Philly fan takes one last jab at his beloved Eagles' futility in his obituary

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Philly fan takes one last jab at his beloved Eagles' futility in his obituary

Jeffrey Clayton Riegel was a wonderful husband, uncle, brother, and son. He was also a Philadelphia Eagles fan with a pretty good sense of humor.

At least according to his obituary.

Mr. Riegel died on Aug. 18, 2017, at 56 but it appears he had enough time to have some fun on his way out.

His obituary reads relatively standard on the Wimberg Funeral Home website, naming all of the family he leaves behind as well as mentioning some of his favorite greetings for different people and some of his nicknames — some people called him "Toad."

But it's this part that will have Jeffrey smiling in the great beyond:

God gave Jeffrey the miracle of time to prepare which allowed him to verbalize his last wishes. He requested to have 8 Philadelphia Eagles as pall bearers so the Eagles can let him down one last time.

Touche, Mr. Riegel, touche.

Say hello to Reggie, Jerome, and Buddy for us. Maybe they haven't heard a boo in a while, who knows.