Ratliff workload to increase, but likely not starting

Ratliff workload to increase, but likely not starting
December 7, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Nothing is official until the Bears line up defensively on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys, but Corey Wootton is expected to remain starting at defensive tackle with Jeremiah Ratliff not yet stepping in as the starter at three-technique.

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Wootton worked more at defensive end during the week but also took snaps at the three-technique spot, with Shea McClellin as the No. 1 defensive left end.

Ratliff, however, put in added time with the No. 1 unit and has been projected to move in as the starter at the interior position designed to face single blocking and cause maximum inside disruption.