The Buccaneers have released former second-round pick Roberto Aguayo shortly after the kicker missed two kicks in the team's preseason opener. "When I caught it, I knew I pushed it a little bit and I was like, 'Hopefully it will stay in, ' but it hit the upright. Unlucky", Aguayo said after the game.
Aguayo struggled his rookie season though, going 22-of-31 on field goal attempts and 32-of-34 on extra points. "You just have to keep your head up move on to the next day".
"Honestly, the extra point felt good".
The one field goal Aguayo made was a 20-yarder on the Bucs' opening possession. I hit it good and it just started to fade.
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The Bucs traded into the second round of the 2016 draft to select Aguayo, making him the highest-drafted kicker since mike Nugent in 2005. Not what I wanted.
Nick Folk, the veteran brought in by the Bucs to compete with Aguayo this season, made a 45-yard field goal Friday night.
"That was a good situation for our competition that came up there, where we got in field goal range with the chance to kick one, go for an onside kick", Koetter said of the fourth-quarter attempt. It was starting down the line and it just kept fading.
After an incredible career at Florida State where Aguayo made 198-of-198 PATs and 69-of-78 field goals, the Buccaneers traded up in the second round of the National Football League draft to grab Aguayo with the 59th overall pick.