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Packers offensive lineman watches storm closely

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Rookie offensive lineman Don Barclay is checking the weather report and keeping close tabs on family and friends. The Packer grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has relatives in the path of the storm.

"They're getting hit right now," he told Newsline 9 before Monday night's taping of Pack Attack.

As Sandy continues its track toward the northeast, he's focused on friends and family in Pennsylvania.

"I don't know how much rain they've gotten yet. I heard something like four inches over four days or three days or something like that so it's pretty serious," he said,

Pennsylvania's governor said the storm and its effects could be historic and even though most of Barclay's relatives live in the Pittsburgh area, which isn't predicted to get hit as hard, he said the storm has already caused some headaches.

"My dad and my grandpa were in town this past week for the game so they kind of, they had to get out quick cause they canceled flights at 11 o'clock last night," Barclay said.

The offensive lineman will be using his phone to stay in touch with those on the east coast, and said he's already been checking facebook and twitter for updates.

"It's still a serious thing going on so you kind of think about it when you're not at football."

But Barclay doesn't have much time to stress. The Packers take on the Cardinals at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

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