It was one of the more enjoyable practices Thursday, one made even more interesting by winds that had to push 20-plus miles per hour.
Jay Cutler and the other quarterbacks had some issues during warm-ups, as their balls sailed high above their intended targets.
But Cutler caught fire during his first two-minute drill. Starting around his own 30, Cutler quickly moved his team down the field, connecting on five consecutive passes. Three of them were to Johnny Knox and one each to Devin Aromashodu and Rashied Davis, who was filling in for Devin Hester (soreness).
His sixth pass was a good one, with running back Matt Forte running a post route. But, Forte couldn't get his feet in bounds after making the catch in the back of the end zone. I assume the call was good, because NFL officials were actually working the practice.
After another completion to Davis, Cutler spiked the ball with 17 seconds to go. Then, he closed out the drive with a short pass in the left flat that Forte took in for a six-yard touchdown.
On his next series, Cutler connected with Aromashodu on a long pass, but the receiver couldn't get his feet in bounds and was ruled out by an official on the sideline.
That drive stalled around the 30.
Caleb Hanie completed two consecutive passes, including a 20-yarder to undrafted rookie Greg Mathews. But, Hanie's drive stalled at the 13-yard line.
Other notes and highlights from practice:
* Tight end Greg Olsen made a one-handed catch with a high degree of difficulty, with a defender nearby.
* Bears coach Lovie Smith said Hester was sore but would return for Friday's practice at Soldier Field.
* Linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa had a forgettable two-play stretch. He tipped a pass, which receiver Greg Mathews caught, then he dropped a sure pick on the next play.
* Kellen Davis caught a touchdown from Caleb Hanie in a red-zone session.