Garrett Wolfe has had one pass thrown his way - it resulted in an interception. He has yet to carry the ball. Still, he knows he has to be ready. Just in case.
The Bears changed quarterbacks and may change several defensive starters because of a slew of injuries. But rookie running back Garrett Wolfe says nothing has changed at his position.
Starter Cedric Benson is off to a slow start, averaging 3.2 yards a carry, and backup Adrian Peterson (calf) is listed on the injury report for being limited at practice.
"I'm going to be used as a situational back," said the third-round draft pick from Northern Illinois University. "We've been in a situation where the game hasn't called for one of those situations for me to be able to go in.
"I understand everyone would love to get in there and play. The reality of it is that everyone can't. Everybody can't play the entire game."
As for seeing an increased role, he smiles and says, "I hope so."
"But I couldn't give an accurate answer to that," he said. "That's for coach (Ron) Turner or coach (Lovie) Smith. They can answer better than I can."
Wolfe has had one pass thrown his way - it resulted in an interception. He has yet to carry the ball.
Still, he knows he has to be ready. Just in case.
"That's obvious - they're not afraid to make a change," he said. "If things go well, things will stay the same. If not, there will be opportunities."
Reed Schreck is the NFL Writer for the Rockford Register Star. Contact him at 815-987-1381 or email@example.com.