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Bucs cut beleaguered kicker Roberto Aguayo

August 12th, 2017 at 2:24 PM
By Sports Media 101

Unafraid to admit their mistake, the Bucs have released beleaguered place-kicker Roberto Aguayo just a little over a year after taking him in the second round.

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Aguayo, whose 71 percent field goal percentage was the worst in the NFL as a rookie, likely sealed his fate by missing and extra point and a 47-yard field goal attempt in Friday’s preseason loss at Cincinnati. Those misses came after he connected on his first kick, a 20-yard field goal to five the Bucs a 3-0 lead.

Jets veteran Nick Folk, whom the Bucs signed in March, would appear to have the inside track on the job as the only place-kicker remaining on the roster. Folk connectrd on a 45-yard field goal in Friday’s game. Although it was his only attempt, Folk’s kick was two yards further than Aguayo’s longest field goal in 2016.

The Bucs traded up into the second round to draft Aguayo after he was an All-American kicker at Florida State. The Bucs had turned to young kickers …

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