The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived place-kicker Roberto Aguayo on Saturday, a day after the 2016 second-round draft pick missed a field goal and an extra point in the team’s preseason opener.
Aguayo, the former Florida State star the Bucs traded up to draft last year, missed a 47-yard field-goal attempt and pushed an extra point wide right against Cincinnati. That was the final straw for the Bucs, who will move forward with veteran Nick Folk.
The team brought Folk in for competition after Aguayo missed nine of 31 field-goal attempts and two of his 34 extra-point attempts as a rookie, while not making a field goal longer than 43 yards.
Aguayo continued to struggle with accuracy during the offseason, and the Bucs gave Folk $750,000 in guaranteed money to push for the job. The competition lasted all of one game, with head coach Dirk Koetter admitting his frustration with Aguayo’s struggles after Friday’s game.
“I keep saying it, I can’t say it anymore. When you’re a kicker, you’ve got to make your kicks,” Koetter said.