Bucs dump Roberto Aguayo a year after trading up for kicker

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard participates in practice during training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa Fla. on Friday Aug. 4 2017

The second-year kicker had three chances to impress against Cincinnati, but he missed an extra point early in the game and a 47-yard field goal attempt with one minute left in the fourth quarter.

Jets veteran Nick Folk, whom the Bucs signed in March, would appear to have the inside track on the job as the only place-kicker remaining on the roster. I want to change this.

Aguayo was inconsistent throughout his rookie season, converting only 22-of-31 field goal attempts while converting 32-of-34 point-after tries.

"Like I remember I told him as a sophomore, remember I told you in the spring he wasn't kicking really good". Ideal in college, Aguayo only managed to make 71.0 percent of his field goals in his rookie year. He won the Lou Groza Award in 2013, the same year that Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston led Florida State to the BCS National Championship over Auburn. 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. I want to change that.

Asked if he thought he may have cost himself a job with Friday's performance, Aguayo said, "You wanted to come out and be ideal". I did some good things.

"You know, I keep saying it, I can't say it anymore", Koetter said. I hit some good kickoffs.

"When you get bored doing something, 'well there's more I can do".

"You've got to enjoy it, you've got to embrace it", Aguayo told reporters on August 4 when asked about the competition. That was the worst total among the 30 kickers to attempt at least 20 field goals in 2016, and the third-worst among any kicker since 2000. "It's a new day".

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