Roberto Aguayo was signed by the Bears shortly after being cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month, but his bad habits came right along with him as he continued to struggle to miss kicks. The former 2nd-round pick badly missed his first kick in a Bears uniform and still struggled during practice, so on Saturday, […]
Mike Nugent‘s time in New York has ended, for a second time. Originally picked in the Roberto Aguayo round by the Jets in 2005, Nugent has been cut by the Giants, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Media. This means that Aldrick Rosas wins the kicking job with the Giants. After four seasons with the [more]
The Roberto Aguayo odyssey continues. The Bears have waived the second-year former second-rounder, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Aguayo was claimed on waivers after being cut by the Buccaneers. Chicago is now on the hook for Aguayo’s guaranteed salary of $428,000 — unless someone else claims him on waivers. If he’s unclaimed, Aguayo becomes [more]
Nick Folk was brought to the Buccaneers this offseason to compete with Roberto Aguayo for the kicking job and won that battle when Aguayo was cut early in the preseason. The Bucs brought in another kicker at that point and Folk has outlasted him as well. The agents for Zach Hocker announced that their client [more]
Roberto Aguayo didn’t leave his issues making kicks in Tampa Bay. But for the moment, the Bears are willing to see if they can push through some of them. Via Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com, Bears coach John Fox acknowledged that the former second-round pick struggled in practice Friday. “I think our kicker had a little bit [more]
Roberto Aguayo‘s stay in Chicago might prove shorter than he had hoped. The kicker started on the wrong foot with his new team, missing a 49-yarder at Arizona on Saturday night. “I just jumped on it,” Aguayo said, via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune. “I didn’t contact it as good as I wanted to.” [more]
Roberto Aguayo is clearly a broken man. Just last week, he was released by the Tampa Bay Bucs just one year after they selected him in the 2nd round of the NFL draft, mainly because he did not miss a single field goal in college. EVER. On Saturday, Aguayo lined up for his first FG […]
The former Buccaneers kicker did not have things start well for him in Chicago
Nick Folk had some trouble putting the ball through the uprights against Jacksonville
The Buccaneers cut Roberto Aguayo after last Friday’s preseason opener, but coach Dirk Koetter didn’t get a respite from questions about miscues in the kicking game after facing the Jaguars on Thursday. Nick Folk had an extra point blocked and missed a 47-yard field goal during the game, leaving Koetter to joke about having two [more]
The kicking woes continue.
The former second-round pick lasted one season in Tampa Bay before he was released
You can see the moment the struggling kicker was let go.
Younger fans of the NFL might not realize the extent to which kicking has improved through the years. Field goals that seem relatively easy today were a long shot in the 1970s. To illustrate that, I tweeted yesterday comparing the success rate on field goals last season to the success rate in 1974, the first [more]
Some of the most compelling moments in Hard Knocks every year come when players are released. One of the hardest cuts for the Buccaneers this season came Saturday when they released kicker Roberto Aguayo, whom they traded up to get in the second round last year. “No one really talks about you, you know, when [more]
It’s never easy watching someone’s reaction while they are being fired from their job. That was the scene we were treated to during the latest episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were forced to break the news to kicker Roberto Aguayo that he was being cut from the squad. Aguayo has struggled mightily […]
Nobody could have seen this coming! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released 2016 second-round draft pick Roberto Aguayo over the weekend. It isn’t hindsight to declare that decision stupid, because it was foolish at the time and only looked more foolish when Aguayo, one of the most accurate kickers in NCAA history, turned out to be […]
Roberto Aguayo says he hasn’t lost confidence despite his disastrous year in Tampa Bay. Aguayo, the second-round kicker who was awful as a rookie for the Buccaneers last year, is now a Bear after the Bucs cut him. He says he’s feeling confident as he starts anew in Chicago. “I know what I’m capable of [more]
Easy to feel for the guy.
Roberto Aguayo struggled last season and only made 71% of his field goal attempts.