Ex-NFL wide receiver Freddie Mitchell needed to be rescued from home after Ida stormed through

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Former Philadelphia Eagles star Freddie Mitchell had to be rescued from his house as the remnants from Hurricane Ida blew through the Northeast earlier in the week.

Mitchell’s house flooded Wednesday and he then filmed himself in a local Walmart in his underwear buying clothes.

Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Freddie Mitchell throws a 26 yard halfback option for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the second quarter in Miami, Florida, December 15, 2003.
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“I was literally that character in Walmart,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell played for the Eagles for four seasons from 2001 to 2004 and appeared in one Super Bowl. He had 90 catches for 1,263 yards and five touchdowns.

Montgomery County was one of the hardesthit areas as Ida blew through the region.

At least 27 people died in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York from the storms linked to the Ida remnants.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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