Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut 2016 second-round pick Roberto Aguayo


Roberto Aguayo's time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended exactly how you'd expect.

Aguayo, 23, lasted only one season with the Buccaneers after Tampa Bay traded up in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft to select the Florida State product. 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. On Friday night, he continued his struggles by missing two kicks in the Bucs' preseason opener, including an extra point.

Roberto Aguayo may have kicked himself out of a job in Tampa Bay. The former second-round pick is going to have to turn it around quickly if he wants to secure the job. Flawless in college, Aguayo only managed to make 71.0 percent of his field goals in his rookie year. Not what I wanted.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter is getting fed up with Aguayo's misses.

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He clanged a PAT attempt off the right upright after a Bucs touchdown late in the first half Friday, then missed a 47-yard attempt wide right on Tampa Bay's final possession of the game. Obviously, not up to the standards that I want. "You're a kicker, you gotta make your kicks".

The placekicker actually got the game started with an opening-drive chip-shot field goal from 20 yards out.

It was pretty apparent after the Buccaneers signed Nick Folk this offseason that Aguayo was on thin ice.

"Like I remember I told him as a sophomore, remember I told you in the spring he wasn't kicking really good". I've just got to put it in the past.