After a strong start to practice, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler staggered to the end.
In 11 on 11, Cutler was picked off twice in four plays, once by cornerback Zack Bowman and once by safety Chris Harris. Then, during the two-minute drill, Cutler was just two of six, and the offense settled for a 43-yard field goal.
And with backup Caleb Hanie taking the night off, rookie Dan LeFevour didn't fare a whole lot better, although he didn't get much help from his receivers. LeFevour was four of seven but threw a nice pass into the right side of the end zone. But former Northwestern receiver Zeke Markshausen, who had a full step on a defender, flat dropped the ball.
Here are some other observations and notes from the evening practice:
* Cutler was three-for-six in a red zone drill, with two touchdowns to Rashied Davis and one to running back Matt Forte. In a later drill, starting from the defense's 25-yard line, Cutler was six-for-six with a touchdown pass to Devin Aromashodu.
* Tight end Kellen Davis made the catch of the night, leaping into the air to bring down a high pass from Cutler toward the right sideline.
* Devin Hester fielded some punts.
* Johnny Knox, Greg Olsen and Hanie were given the night off. But tight end Brandon Manumaleuna is day to day with a knee injury... again.