NFL Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Foster has been medically cleared to participate in training camp.
Impact: A troublesome shoulder was one reason the 2016 Butkus Award winner fell to the 31st overall selection in this past spring's draft despite being rated by numerous scouting circles as a top-10 talent. If fully healthy, Foster should immediately compete for a starting job.
News: Patriots coach Bill Belichick told reporters Gronkowski will not be under any restrictions during training camp.
Impact: Gronkowski also wasn't limited during offseason work, so it's safe to assume last year's back issues that required season-ending surgery are behind him. The perennial All-Pro should again be among the elite fantasy tight ends provided he can maintain good health, though that's surely not a given.
News: Booker is expected to miss six weeks with a wrist injury and will be placed on the team's physically unable to perform list. He'll be re-assessed prior to the team's regular-season opener.
Impact: The 25-year-old supplanted C.J. Anderson as the team's starter last season after the latter went to injured reserve prior to Halloween. Booker finished with a team-best 612 yards rushing and added 265 yards receiving with five total touchdowns during his rookie season. Anderson heads the backfield which also consists of former Pro Bowl selection Jamaal Charles, who signed a one-year deal with the team in free agency.
News: Urschel has retired from the NFL at age 26.
Impact: Given his long-range plan, the news was not likely a surprise. Since 2015, Urschel has been taking PhD track courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2016, he took four courses and recorded straight As. At Penn State, Urschel graduated in four years - bachelor's and master's degree in math - with a 4.0 grade point average. In three seasons with the Ravens, Urschel appeared in 40 games with 13 starts, including three last season.
News: The Cowboys are expected to sign Hillman, according to an ESPN report.
Impact: Hillman will join Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris behind star Ezekiel Elliott, who is facing possible discipline from the NFL for an alleged domestic violence incident in July 2016. Hillman rushed for a career-best 863 yards and seven touchdowns in his final season with the Denver Broncos in 2015. He has totaled 1,976 career rushing yards and 12 rushing scores over five seasons with the then-San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings and Broncos.
News: Booker (wrist) will have surgery Friday and is being placed on the preseason PUP list, The Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala reports.
Impact: Booker suffered a hairline fracture in his wrist during OTAs and is expected to miss at least six weeks while recovering from surgery. He's in serious danger of missing Week 1, which helps Jamaal Charles' chances of earning a roster spot and a significant role. It also leaves C.J. Anderson with less competition for work and improves rookie sixth-rounder De'Angelo Henderson's odds of sticking with the team. Booker was expected to share first-team reps with Anderson and possibly Charles during training camp. Broncos coach Vance Joseph does still expect Booker to be ready for Week 1, according to Andrew Mason of the team's official site.