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Bears | Cleaning woman steals over $250,000 from Azumah

Sun, 14 May 2006 13:21:28 -0700

Charles Sheehan, of the Chicago Tribune, reports former Chicago Bears DB Jerry Azumah had over $250,000 stolen from him by a cleaning woman who forged his signature on personal checks taken from his downtown condominium. Wanda Zielinski deposited most of the checks into her own bank account, prosecutors said Saturday, May 13. Zielinski is charged with 20 felony counts of forgery and theft and is held on $200,000 bond. Court documents say Zielinski was hired to clean Azumah's downtown condominium in March of 2005 and she forged and deposited 10 of his personal check into her personal bank account over the next year. The 19 checks were worth more than $251,000. Assistant State's Attorney Molly Riordan said, "A total of $173,000 of that amount is frozen in CD and savings accounts in the defendant's name, but it's the victim's money. The remainder of the amount has been spent."

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Bears | Azumah retires

Thu, 23 Mar 2006 11:30:05 -0800

The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah has retired after a seven-year tenure in the NFL. Azumah, 28, retired due to neck and hip pain the past two seasons. "This has been a great ride," Azumah said. "It's nothing to cry about or hold my head down to. Just looking at everything I accomplished and achieved, being here with the Bears and how they've embraced me, has been tremendous."

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Bears | Azumah will retire

Wed, 22 Mar 2006 17:15:50 -0800

John Mullin, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah will be retiring because of an arthritic hip condition that flared in training camp and cost him the best part of his 2005 season. As noted earlier, the Bears will hold a news conference Thursday, March 23, to announce Azumah's plans.

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Bears | Team has news conference with Azumah scheduled

Wed, 22 Mar 2006 17:05:09 -0800

The Associated Press reports the Chicago Bears have scheduled a news conference for Thursday, March 23, with free agent CB Jerry Azumah. The team and Azumah's agent declined comment Wednesday, March 22, about the news conference.

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Bears | Team could draft a cornerback

Sat, 04 Mar 2006 19:38:19 -0800

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports the Chicago Bears could improve their cornerback position in the draft, especially with free agent CB Jerry Azumah's future with the team is uncertain.

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Bears | Azumah may have to retire

Fri, 03 Mar 2006 05:17:19 -0800

Mike Mulligan, of Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) may be forced into retirement because of injuries, according to several sources. Bears general manager Jerry Angelo confirmed Azumah underwent hip surgery after the season. ''Maybe he'll be brand new; we don't know yet,'' Angelo said. ''The No. 1 thing is we want to make sure, as he does, that he's healthy and can go on leading a normal life after football. That is first and foremost with his agent, with Jerry and obviously with us.'' His agent, Jon Feinberg, said retirement speculation was "incredibly premature."

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Bears | Azumah apparently injured Week 19

Mon, 16 Jan 2006 06:24:50 -0800

K.C. Johnson, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) left the team's Week 19 playoff game in the second half with a hip injury. Azumah, an unrestricted free agent who likely played his last game as a Bear, claimed he wasn't injured but refused to elaborate.

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Bears | Azumah misses practice, likely for Divisional Playoff game

Fri, 13 Jan 2006 13:01:47 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) was held out of practice Friday, Jan. 13, but is likely to play in the NFC Divisional Playoff game Sunday, Jan. 15, against the Carolina Panthers.

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Bears | R. Davis to handle kick returns

Thu, 12 Jan 2006 09:12:38 -0800

The Chicago Tribune reports while the Chicago Bears' coaching staff has not made it official, players have said Bears CB Rashied Davis will return kickoffs in the NFC Divisional Playoff game Sunday, Jan. 15, against the Carolina Panthers. Davis will replace CB Jerry Azumah (hip), who has battled hip soreness all season.

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Bears | Azumah should be available for Divisional Playoff game

Mon, 09 Jan 2006 14:44:10 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) should be ready to play in the NFC Divisional Playoff game Sunday, Jan. 15, against the Carolina Panthers after having three weeks of rest.

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Bears | Azumah rested for playoff run

Mon, 02 Jan 2006 14:19:51 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) will have three weeks of rest when he returns for the team's first playoff game in Week 19.

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Bears | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 01 Jan 2006 12:15:56 -0800

The Chicago Bears have declared DL Adewale Ogunleye, FB Bryan Johnson, CB Charles Tillman, LB Hunter Hillenmeyer, DL Ian Scott, CB Jerry Azumah, SS Mike Brown, WR Muhsin Muhammad inactive for Week 17.

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Bears | Azumah misses practice

Fri, 30 Dec 2005 12:48:58 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) did not practice Friday, Dec. 30, and probably will not play during Week 17.

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Bears | Azumah misses practice, questionable for Week 17

Thu, 29 Dec 2005 15:27:01 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) was held out of practice Thursday, Dec. 29, and is questionable for Week 17.

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Bears | Azumah misses practice, questionable for Week 17

Wed, 28 Dec 2005 16:21:53 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) was held out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 28, and is questionable for Week 17.

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Bears | Azumah playing hurt

Mon, 26 Dec 2005 12:51:08 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) played in Week 16, but he has been playing with a sore hip which could become an issue for the remainder of the season.

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Bears | Azumah misses practice, questionable for Week 16

Fri, 23 Dec 2005 13:57:26 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) was held out of practice Friday, Dec. 23, and is questionable for Week 16.

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Bears | Davis could return kickoffs for Week 16

Fri, 23 Dec 2005 13:57:10 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Rashied Davis could return kickoffs in Week 16 if CB Jerry Azumah (hip) is unavailable.

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Bears | Berrian could return kickoffs for Week 16

Fri, 23 Dec 2005 13:56:58 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Bernard Berrian could return kickoffs in Week 16 if CB Jerry Azumah (hip) is unavailable.

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Bears | Azumah probable for Week 14

Wed, 07 Dec 2005 16:00:12 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) did not practice but is expected to play during Week 14. He is probable.

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Bears | Azumah practices

Thu, 01 Dec 2005 15:50:54 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) practiced Thursday, Dec. 1 and was removed from the injury report.

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Bears | Azumah misses practice

Wed, 30 Nov 2005 14:45:21 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, but is expected to return Thursday, Dec. 1.

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Bears | Azumah returns to practice; removed from injury report

Thu, 24 Nov 2005 13:17:08 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 24. He has been removed from the team's Week 12 injury report.

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Bears | Azumah misses practice, probable for Week 12

Wed, 23 Nov 2005 14:35:19 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) was held out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 23, but he is expected to play in Week 12. Azumah is listed as probable.

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Bears | Azumah removed from injury report

Thu, 10 Nov 2005 14:37:01 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 10, and was removed from the team's injury report for Week 10.

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Bears | Azumah Misses Practice

Wed, 09 Nov 2005 15:50:21 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) is probable for Week 10 but was held out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 9. He is expected to play during Week 10.

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Bears | Azumah Practices, Not Listed on Injury Report

Fri, 07 Oct 2005 12:37:20 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) practiced Friday, Oct. 7, and has been removed from the injury report. Azuham was listed as probable for the Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Oct. 9.

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Bears | Azumah Practices; Removed from the Injury Report

Thu, 06 Oct 2005 19:21:16 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (right hip) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 6 and was removed from the injury report.

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Bears | Azumah Sits, To Return to Practice

Wed, 05 Oct 2005 15:51:44 -0700

Chicago Bears CB/KR Jerry Azumah (hip) sat out practice Wednesday, Oct. 5 to rest his surgically repaired hip, but is expected to return to practice Thursday, Oct. 6. Azumah is listed as probable for Week 5.

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Bears | Azumah Practices; Expected to Play

Fri, 23 Sep 2005 11:59:34 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) practiced Friday, Sept. 23. He remains probable on the team's injury report and is expected to play in the team's Week 3 game.

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Bears | Azumah Gains a Sack

Fri, 23 Sep 2005 08:04:52 -0700

The Daily Herald reports Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah was credited with a sack of Detroit Lions QB Joey Harrington midway through the third quarter of their Week 2 game on a play that originally was scored as a running play with no gain.

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Bears | Azumah Practices, To Play Week 3

Thu, 22 Sep 2005 14:18:55 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 22, and will play in Week 3.

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Bears | Azumah Sits Out Practice

Wed, 21 Sep 2005 14:41:13 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, but coach Lovie Smith explained last week he will miss Wednesdays for at least the first part of the season in order to protect him. Azumah is expected to practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

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Bears | Azumah Returns to Handle Kickoffs

Mon, 19 Sep 2005 13:41:01 -0700

Chicago Bears CB/KR Jerry Azumah (hip) returned to his previous role of handling kickoff returns during the Week 2 game against the Detroit Lions and enjoyed a productive outing, averaging more than 33 yards on two returns.

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Bears | Vasher Tops League in Interceptions

Mon, 19 Sep 2005 13:27:31 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher, who has started the first two games of the season in place of CB Jerry Azumah (hip), leads the NFL with three interceptions so far.

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Lions | Drummond Expects Special Teams to Play Big Role in Week 2

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 08:33:10 -0700

Chrissie Zavicar, of DetroitLions.com, reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Eddie Drummond believes the team's Week 2 battle with the Chicago Bears will come down to which special teams unit has greater success. "I think offense and defense are going to equal out a little bit," said Drummond. "I think the game will be decided with field position and special teams will play a big part in that." The Bears had rookie WR Mark Bradley serve as their kickoff returner in Week 1 and he will continue in that role unless CB/KR Jerry Azumah (hip) feels capable of filling that role after hip surgery earlier this year.

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Bears | Unhappy with Return Game

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 08:23:49 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears special teams coach Dave Toub expressed his displeasure with the team's lack of success of kickoff and punt returns after Week 1. " (Mark Bradley) is still hitting them hard," Toub said of his kickoff returner. "I like the way he's hitting them. We just need to do a better job blocking. Every time it was somebody else breaking down up front. We're going to move some people around a little bit and get that adjusted. I think we'll be fine." Cornerback Jerry Azumah (hip), who played solely on defense against Washington in Week 1, is expected to regain the kick return job as soon as coaches feel he's ready to handle the dual role. At punt returner, WR Bernard Berrian remains a slight edge over his competition for that role.

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Bears | Azumah Returns to Practice, Removed from Injury Report

Thu, 15 Sep 2005 15:13:46 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 15, and has been removed from the injury report. His role for Week 2 has yet to be defined, but he is expected to serve as the nickel back at least.

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Bears | Azumah Sits Out

Wed, 14 Sep 2005 16:01:17 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 14, but head coach Lovie Smith said that will be the game plan for him the next few weeks. He is expected to return to practice Thursday, Sept. 15. He is expected to be at least the nickel back for the team during Week 2.

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Bears | Azuham Could Play More in Week 2

Mon, 12 Sep 2005 13:36:12 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) had some soreness in his right hip following the Week 1 game against the Washington Redskins, but the injury is nothing serious. Bears head coach Lovie Smith said he is hopeful Azumah can be involved more in Week 2. Azuham only played in the nickel package against Washington. The team would like to get Azuham back into the starting lineup at cornerback, as well as having him return kickoffs.

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Bears | Azuham Practices, Expected to Start Week 1

Fri, 09 Sep 2005 13:45:04 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) practiced Friday, Sept. 9, and is listed as probable for the Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys. Azumah is expected to start.

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Bears | Azumah Probable

Thu, 08 Sep 2005 16:10:01 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) practiced Thursday, Sept. 8 and is probable for the team's season opener Sunday, Sept. 11.

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Bears | Azumah Probable for Week 1

Thu, 08 Sep 2005 07:49:51 -0700

Updating a previous report, Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears CB/KR Jerry Azumah (hip) is listed as probable for the season opener Sunday, Sept. 11 versus the Washington Redskins. Azumah practiced for the second consecutive day Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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Bears | Azumah Practices, Rule Undetermined

Wed, 07 Sep 2005 16:15:40 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 7, and is expected to play. However, the team is not sure what role he will play and head coach Lovie Smith is being coy about it. It is also unclear whether or not he will return kickoffs in Week 1.

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Bears | Bradley to Return Kickoffs; if Azumah can't

Mon, 05 Sep 2005 16:32:48 -0700

Chicago Bears rookie WR Mark Bradley is expected to return kickoffs for the team Sunday, Sept. 11, if CB Jerry Azumah (hip) can't because of his continued recovery from hip surgery.

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Bears | Azumah Returns to Practice

Mon, 05 Sep 2005 16:32:12 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 5, for the first time since he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right hip Aug. 2. He is expected to play Sunday, Sept 11, but the coaching staff would not reveal how much. Azumah's reps were limited, but expected to increase as the week goes on. The team is still not sure if they will allow him to return kickoffs.

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Bears | Azumah Should Practice

Mon, 05 Sep 2005 08:26:18 -0700

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB/KR Jerry Azumah (hip) is expected to practice Monday, Sept. 5, after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right hip last month.

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Bears | Azumah Returns to Practice; Won't Play This Week

Tue, 30 Aug 2005 21:27:06 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) practiced Tuesday, Aug. 30, for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery Aug. 3. He won't play Thursday night, Sept. 1, but he is expected to line up on defense while also returning kicks in the season opener at Washington.

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Bears | Azumah on Schedule

Tue, 30 Aug 2005 16:27:30 -0700

Bill Wolverton, of the Rockford Register Star, reports Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) is on schedule and expects to play in team's season opener Sept. 11.

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Bears | Azumah Injury Update

Tue, 30 Aug 2005 07:54:14 -0700

K.C. Johnson, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah (hip) hopes to return to practice within the next week. He warmed up Monday, Aug. 29.

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