The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived kicker Roberto Aguayo on Saturday after his disastrous start to the preseason.
Aguayo made a 20-yard field goal on the Bucs' opening possession in Friday night's 23-12 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the preseason opener, but he missed an extra point in the second quarter and then in the fourth quarter his 47-yard attempt sailed wide right.
"Honestly, the extra point felt good; I know I pushed it a little bit, and I felt hopefully it would stay in but it broke right. Unlucky," Aguayo said after the game. "That last one, I was just trying to put a good hit on it. I hit it good. It was starting down the line and it just kept fading. Not what I wanted. Obviously not up to the standards that I want. You just have to keep your head up move on to the next day."
Aguayo, 23, lasted only one season with the Buccaneers after Tampa Bay traded up in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft to select the Florida State product.
In his rookie season, Aguayo made only 22 of 31 field-goal attempts and 32 of 34 extra-point attempts. His 71 percent on field goals was the lowest in the NFL.
Veteran Nick Folk, who was brought in during the offseason to compete for the kicking job, made his lone field-goal attempt from 45 yards on Friday night.
The 32-year-old Folk spent the last seven seasons with the New York Jets (2010-16), converted 27 of 31 field goals (87.1 percent) in 2016, tied for sixth-best in the NFL, while making 24 of 26 extra-point attempts.
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