I tried it on a Squier Standard Series Special Tele. That body was routed the way that is common for a typically mounted, typically sized humbucker. As such, it had areas routed to allow for those side tabs, and those areas extend wider than a vintage style Tele single coil bridge. In fact, even the area routed for the main frame of a humbucker extended wider than the vintage style bridgeplate.
If you're doing this in order to put a single coil into the Tele, the other problems you're likely to find are:
1) a typical HB rout is slightly too small to fit a Tele SC;
2) a typical HB rout with minimal rout enlargement will likely be too close to the neck pocket to accomodate correct placement (distance along the length of the strings) of a Tele SC.