After an incredible career at Florida State where Aguayo made 198-of-198 PATs and 69-of-78 field goals, the Buccaneers traded up in the second round of the National Football League draft to grab Aguayo with the 59th overall pick. Those misses came after he connected on his first kick, a 20-yard field goal to five the Bucs a 3-0 lead.
Roberto Aguayo converted 1-of-2 field goals and missed an extra point in the Bucs' preseason opener.
It should be noted that Aguayo never missed a kick in his entire college career. I know I pushed it a little bit, and I felt hopefully it would stay in but it broke right. Brought in to push him, veteran Nick Folk outperformed Aguayo on Friday, making his only field goal attempt from 45 yards out.
The unfortunate reality is that the pick is looking increasingly like a massive failure, because Robert Aguayo just doesn't make his kicks. Unlucky", Aguayo said. "That last one, I was just trying to put a good hit on it. I hit it good and it just started to fade.
"That's something that will definitely be talked about", Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said. Not what you want.
"You know, I keep saying it, I can't say it anymore, " Koetter said. You're a kicker. You've gotta make your kicks. Obviously, not up to the standards that I want. "You just have to keep your head up move on to the next day".
Earlier this week, general manager Jason Licht hinted that the Bucs kicker for 2017 may not even be on their current roster.
Asked if he thought he may have cost himself a job with Friday's performance, Aguayo said, "You wanted to come out and be flawless". I hit some good kickoffs. Less than a day after the kicker missed a field and PAT in the Buccaneers' 23-12 preseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced they had waived him. "It's a new day".