After NFL stops in Minnesota, New England, Houston, Carolina and Washington — not to mention a cup of coffee with the St. Louis Battlehawks of the XFL — Taylor Heinicke has returned home.

Heinicke, a standout quarterback at Collins Hill High School who in 2010 was the Gwinnett Daily Post’s Offensive Player of the Year (with more than 4,200 passing yards and 44 touchdowns), on Thursday signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

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