Tampa Bay Bucs waive kicker Roberto Aguayo

  • Tampa Bay Bucs waive kicker Roberto Aguayo

Tampa Bay Bucs waive kicker Roberto Aguayo

After being selected unusually high in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, he only connected on 71 percent of his field goal attempts in his first year in the league, which ranked 31st or last among qualified kickers.

Roberto Aguayo converted 1-of-2 field goals and missed an extra point in the Bucs' preseason opener. Although it was his only attempt, Folk's kick was two yards further than Aguayo's longest field goal in 2016.

Aguayo entered the game ahead of Folk on the team's depth chart, but clearly his performance cause the team to make the decision to cut him.

He was challenged during training camp by veteran Nick Folk, who will take over the starting job. He made 32 of 34 extra points last season.

In his three years in Tallahassee (2013-2015), Aguayo never made below 80 percent of his field goals. Folk converted 82.2 percent of his field goal attempts during his seven seasons in NY. Not what I wanted.

Roberto Aguayo may have kicked himself out of a job in Tampa Bay. I want to change that. "You just have to keep your head up move on to the next day". I did some good things. 'Well, this guy said I could get 5 more yards.' I said, 'Did any of those guys make 23 of 24 or 25 of 26 or whatever the heck you did and win the Groza?' I said, 'Why are you listening to them?

"When you get bored doing something, 'well there's more I can do".

Aguayo also stunk it up in the early going previous year, missing an extra point in the Bucs' first preseason game and two field goals in their second. "It's a new day".