The Tribune’s Vaughn McClure sums up Day One of Bears camp. Among highlights:
• Cutler was sharp, for the most part. His first meaningful pass was dropped by Johnny Knox then the second was nearly picked by Charles Tillman. Matt Forte and Devin Hester also has drops. But Cutler caught fire during full-team drills. And Hester made him look good, too, with an outstanding leaping catch between Tillman and Manning.
• Zack Bowman looked like the promising talent he has been over the last year, making a falling interception on a pass intended for Earl Bennett. Craig Steltz had an interception, as did Jarron Gilbert off a tipped pass.
• Josh Beekman ran with the first team at left guard. As a previous starter there, he is sure to get the first look over his younger competitors.