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The league received an overall grade of B. The institute says it issues the grades in relation to the overall patterns in society.

Around the league

FALCONS: Atlanta signed former Raiders and Bengals linebacker Thomas Howard and waived Jamar Chaney.

COLTS: Indianapolis put Reggie Wayne on season-ending injured reserve and signed cornerback Jalil Brown to take his roster spot, though it’s possible the Colts could add a receiver this week.

LIONS: Detroit released tight end Tony Scheffler, who missed the last two games with a concussion.

CARDINALS: Arizona signed speedster Teddy Williams and intend to use him as a wide receiver.