Five pounds lighter, but feeling better, Broncos running back Montee Ball watched practice for the first time since undergoing an appendectomy on Monday.
Ball couldn't say when he will play, but remains pleased with his progress.
"Right now I am getting healthy and strengthening my core, just listening to my body. Just taking it day-by-day, step-by-step," Ball said. "When you see me back in pads, you will know I am ready."
Playing in the preseason remains the goal, Ball admitted.
HC John Fox said it's not necessary for him to play in preseason, however, because they know enough about him from the last two years. But there is no timetable for him to come back. Ball shouldn't have lost much value and remains a low-end first to high-end second value in drafts.