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Bucs Release Roberto Aguayo After One Season

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After one season after being drafted in the second round in the 2016 draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers release kicker Roberto Aguayo. Aguayo was one of the best kickers in college history, however could not adjust to the pro level. 

In college Aguayo was elite for the Florida State Seminoles. Aguayo was pefrect for extra points, going 198-198. For field goals, Aguayo wasn’t perfect but he was fairly accurate going 69-78 which was good for a 88.5%. Aguayo also racked up the awards while in Tallahassee. Aguayo won the Lou Groza award, which is awarded to the best college kicker in 2013. Aguayo was also named to three time All-American teams. 

The Buccaneers traded up in the second round to grab the “elite” kicker. In his one season as the starter, Aguayo went 22-31 on field goals and 32-34 on extra points. The straw that broke the camels back, was in last nights preseason game against the Bengals, Aguayo missed an extra point. 

This next episode of Hard Knocks should be interesting because it features a player getting cut. Aguayo was praised highly by the Buccaneers and it comes to the shock of many that he was cut. Nick Folk was brought in to give Aguayo some competition, and now Folk will be the Buccaneers starting kicker. 

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