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Buccaneers release kicker Roberto Aguayo

Buccaneers release kicker Roberto Aguayo

Roberto Aguayo's rough rookie season convinced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that a kicker competition in 2017 would be a good idea. Immediately after they were ridiculed by everyone because no team ever takes a kicker that high in the draft. The news came after the team's first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, where Aguayo missed both a field goal and an extra point.

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.

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers Roberto Aguayo and Nick Folk are seen during training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa Fla. on Tuesday Aug. 8 2017

The Bucs are being featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this season and Tuesday's episode could chronicle the decision to part with the second-round pick after just one season handling kicking duties.

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

"Honestly, the (extra point) felt good, " Aguayo said. Not what I wanted.

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

"Well, that's something that will definitely be talked about, " Koetter said, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. You just have to keep your head up and move onto the next day. "You know, I keep saying it, I can't say it anymore". He was last in the National Football League with a field goal percentage of 71. I've just got to put it in the past. '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?