Former FSU K Roberto Aguayo Released by Bucs

Solenn Plantier
Août 12, 2017

Last season, he went 4-10 on kicks between 40 and 49 yards and missed his only attempt from 50+.

In 2016, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded two draft picks to move up into the second round to take Roberto Aguayo, a three-time all-American at Florida State.

Aguayo, whose 71 percent field goal percentage was the worst in the National Football League 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.

The Bucs finally released their mistake in grabbing a kicker so early, but now maybe Aguayo can shake off the pressure of his draft status and thrive on another team.

"Honestly, the [extra point] felt good, " he said.

"Like I remember I told him as a sophomore, remember I told you in the spring he wasn't kicking really good".

The unfortunate reality is that the pick is looking increasingly like a massive failure, because Robert Aguayo just doesn't make his kicks. I want to change this.

Asked if he thought he may have cost himself a job with Friday's performance, Aguayo said, "You wanted to come out and be flawless. You're a kicker. You've gotta make your kicks", Koetter said, via ESPN.com. I hit some good kickoffs.

Nick Folk made a 45-yard field goal in the third quarter Friday, not only fueling frustration among Bucs fans but likely also hastening Aguayo's exit.

"But it's natural instinct to think, 'I want to get better.' And I'm not saying he's doing that - I don't know". '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? "It's a new day".

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