Broncos' John Fox returns to practice

December, 4, 2013
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Denver Broncos coach John Fox went through his first practice Wednesday since his return from open heart surgery. Fox, after four weeks away from the team, returned to work Monday, but Wednesday was the team’s first day on the field.

Because of snow and a temperature of 7 degrees, the Broncos moved practice to a nearby indoor practice facility.

“Felt great, felt great,’’ Fox said. “Felt like I did Monday, was able to bounce around, I’ve been exercising pretty hard for a month, I felt tremendous.’’

Fox said he has yet to decide if he will coach Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans from the sideline or in the coaches’ box.

On the field, the Broncos were sporting a long list of players on the injury report. Kick returner Trindon Holliday (shoulder), tight end Joel Dreessen (left knee) and defensive end Derek Wolfe (illness) did were held out of the practice.

Wolfe, who suffered what the team called “seizure-like symptoms’’ on the team’s bus ride to Denver International Airport last Friday for the trip to Kansas City, has not returned to a regular schedule while doctors try to figure out what caused his issues.

“Right now we’re just concerned with his health, the doctors are figuring out what set that off,’’ Fox said. “We don’t bring him back too early, too prematurely, once they figure out what caused that, treat it, we’ll bring him back.’’

Quarterback Peyton Manning (right ankle) kept to his schedule of recent weeks and participated only in the team’s walk-through. He did not take part in the full practice, but is expected to practice for the remainder of the week and start on Sunday.

Linebacker Danny Trevathan (shoulder), defensive end Malik Jackson (knee), cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (shoulder), tight end Julius Thomas (right knee), cornerback Champ Bailey (left foot), wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (left shoulder) and running back Knowshon Moreno (right ankle) were all limited Wednesday. All will be evaluated through the week, but Bailey, Trevathan, Demaryius Thomas and Moreno are expected to play Sunday and the Broncos are hopeful Julius Thomas will return to the lineup as well.

Jeff Legwold

ESPN Denver Broncos reporter

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