Bucs Give Aguayo the Boot

That didn’t take long.  We have our first big headline of the season.

 

Roberto Aguayo, the kicker taken by the Buccaneers in the second round of last year’s draft, has been kicked off the team.  The Bucs made the move after he missed a PAT and a field goal in last night’s preseason opener in Cincinnati.

 

I don’t think any of us fans are surprised by this.  Aguayo has been scrutinized – and criticized – ever since Tampa Bay moved up in the draft to select the kicker in 2016.  Last year, he missed nine field goals and two extra points.  And while he did make some clutch kicks (the one to win the game at Carolina comes to mind) that was not nearly enough to save his job.

 

So now what?  Don’t think the kicking competition is over.  Currently, Nick Folk is the only kicker on the roster.  But you can be sure the Buccaneers will bring in someone else to challenge him.  I get the impression the team isn’t 100% sold on Folk, but we shall see.

 

Photo courtesy: Associated Press

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