"We're dressing the offensive linemen -- all of the offensive linemen," Tedford said. "If anything warrants it -- if somebody goes down, and we think it's going to be a significant injury and if the game warrants it -- they'll get experience at some point. They'll be ready, but we won't put them in unless we feel it's for the best."
Tedford would not comment in-depth about inside linebacker David Wilkerson's surgical procedure which, according to a source, will have him out for up to eight weeks, saying only that he "will not be ready to play for this game."
Without Wilkerson, the need for Penn State transfer Khairi Fortt to get healthy has risen a bit, but that doesn't mean that the Bears will rush his rehab.
"He's coming along well. He's probably still a couple weeks away from practicing and playing. He's still on the sideline doing a lot of rehab," Tedford said. "Next week, hopefully we can get him in gear a little bit later in the week and start ramping that up a little bit ... if his knee responds, if his rehab goes according to plan."