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Bears defense dominates in OTA

Here are a few highlights Wednesday from the second Bears OTA open to the media.

  • For much of the practice, the defense dominated the offense, especially during a red zone 7-on-7 drill as Danieal Manning and Craig Steltz each had interceptions. Manning and Zack Bowman also broke up passes. Bowman showed excellent instincts batting away a fade pass intended for Devin Hester in the back corner of the end zone.

  • Tired of being outshined by the defense, tight end Desmond Clark spiked the ball after catching a touchdown inside the twenty.

  • Devin Aromashodu beat rookie cornerback Joshua Moore with a double move during a 1-on-1 coverage session. Johnny Knox drew the praise of offensive coordinator Mike Martz after running a sharp route in that same drill.

  • Second-string quarterback Caleb Hanie had a rough afternoon.

  • Safety Al Afalava channeled his inner Bo Jackson, returning an interception the entire way to the far end zone, a good forty yards past the rest of his teammates.

  • Newly hired director of personnel Tim Ruskell watched practice from the far sideline.

  • Coaches from Louisville, Wisconsin and Illinois State were in attendance.