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“I had open-heart surgery and watching those games was harder than any pain I felt during that rehab,” Fox said.

“He stood up there in front of us in the team meeting and told us he feels better than ever,” tight end Joel Dreessen said.

Fox said he lost 10 pounds, and “I’m actually in better shape now than I was a month ago.”

He said he has no restrictions, but isn’t going to push it, either.

“Yeah. I’m going to be smart,” he said. “If all of a sudden I can’t hold my eyes open, I’m going to go home. Like I said, the last three weeks, I’ve been operating pretty much like I did the first eight games of the season. It’s not like I’m moving furniture or doing roofs. I sit somewhere and watch football.”

He’s not sure yet whether he’ll coach from the booth or the sideline Sunday when the Broncos host Tennessee (5-7).

“I’m going to see how I feel. I haven’t been to a practice yet. But it won’t make a big difference. I’m in communication with everybody whether they’re in the press box or on the field,” Fox said.

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