Roberto Aguayo cut by Buccaneers following rough preseason game

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

Roberto Aguayo - the second round pick from 2015 - has been released per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

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.

It's a little surprising that they didn't let the competition play its way through training camp but at the same time Folk is a reliable kicker and if need be, the Buccaneers can bring in another kicker to compete with Folk instead of handing him the job outright. The former second-round pick is going to have to turn it around quickly if he wants to secure the job. And while he recovered a bit in the regular season - his 94 percent success rate on extra points was right at the league average - he still hit just 22 of 31 field goal attempts, his 71 percent success rate putting him at the bottom of the NFL's kicking list. Not what I wanted.

It should be noted that Aguayo never missed a kick in his entire college career.

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Aguayo's struggles prompted the team to sign veteran Nick Folk, who was released by the New York Jets this offseason. "If you're a kicker, you've got to make your kicks". Last season, he went 4-10 on kicks between 40 and 49 yards and missed his only attempt from 50+.

The placekicker actually got the game started with an opening-drive chip-shot field goal from 20 yards out.

The Buccaneers kicker began the preseason flawless by way of a chip shot 20-yard field goal on Tampa Bay's opening drive. I want to change that. I hit it good. I've just got to put it in the past.

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