Bucs vs. Roberto Aguayo? Bears pick up cut kicker

Bucs vs. Roberto Aguayo? Bears pick up cut kicker

Bucs vs. Roberto Aguayo? Bears pick up cut kicker

However, it didn't take him long to find his next National Football League opportunity after being claimed by the Chicago Bears off waivers, according to Field Yates of ESPN. Aguayo, the 59th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, was waived by the Buccaneers after missing an extra point in the Bucs' preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Aguayao, 21, converted just 22 of his 31 field-goal attempts and missed two of his 34 extra-point attempts during his hard rookie season. Barth was on his second voyage with the Bucs when Tampa Bay traded up to select Aguayo in the 2016 draft.

"So you just gotta kind of trust what you've been doing, focus on yourself and if you make your kicks, whether it's here, you're obviously competing for 31 other teams".

The year before drafting him the team's kicker was an undrafted rookie out of Notre Dame, Kyle Brindza, who struggled and was cut after four games. Barth hasn't missed a field goal or extra point in preseason action so far.

On Sunday, Bears place-kicker Connor Barth had a job to do.

Despite how often he got criticized, Aguayo still achieved the highlight of his career when he made the winning field goal against the Carolina Panthers in Week 5 of the season.

"Well, what else am I supposed to do?"

To help replace the former Florida State kicker, the Bucs are now turning to a former Arkansas kicker.

He was challenged during training camp by veteran Nick Folk, who will take over the starting job. After his college career at Arkansas, he played in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field, hitting three field goals, including a 56-yarder.

CHICAGO - For almost a decade, Robbie Gould made thinking about a kicker a bit of an afterthought for the Bears.

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