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Roberto Aguayo cut by Buccaneers following rough preseason game

12 August, 2017, 21:38 | Author: Joan Malone
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Saturday that they have waived second-year kicker Roberto Aguayo. It was the first time a kicker had gone so high since 2005, when the Jets took Mike Nugent.

One year later and Aguayo looks like he's in similar form after he shanked yet another extra point in the Bucs first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday.

As expected, Koetter wasn't happy with Aguayo's missed kicks on Friday and made it very evident following the team's 24-12 loss. Last season, he went 4-10 on kicks between 40 and 49 yards and missed his only attempt from 50+.

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

The Bucs traded up into the second round to draft Aguayo after he was an All-American kicker at Florida State.

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It's an unfortunate end for Aguayo but there is one thing at the very top of his job description he didn't do and that was make kicks.

"Honestly, the extra point felt good". Unlucky", Aguayo said. "That last one, I was just trying to put a good hit on it.

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

"That's something that will definitely be talked about,"Koetter said of Aguayo's disappointing performance immediately after the game, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN. You're a kicker. You've gotta make your kicks", Koetter said, via ESPN.com".

"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". Not what I wanted. You just have to keep your head up and move onto the next day. He was last in the National Football League with a field goal percentage of 71.

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