On Saturday, one year after paying a heavy price to draft the kicker, the Bucs cut Aguayo. Aguayo went on to have a rough rookie season, missing nine field goal attempts and two extra points. 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.
However, Friday night's game apparently topped it off as his kicking game woes continued on and he missed one field-goal and an extra point attempt in the team's loss to the Bengals in their preseason opener.
The Bucs have released embattled kicker Roberto Aguayo, bringing an end to a stint that began with a rookie season that saw the second-round pick serve largely as either a punchline or a punching bag.
Aguayo sat alone for a few minutes after dressing at his locker following Friday's game.
"Honestly, the (extra point) felt good, " Aguayo said. Those misses came after he connected on his first kick, a 20-yard field goal to five the Bucs a 3-0 lead. Not what you want. Coach Dirk Koetter said it's something that will "definitely be talked about". "You just have to keep your head up move on to the next day".
"I keep saying it and I can't say it anymore". 'Well, this guy said I could get 5 more yards.' I said, 'Did any of those guys make 23 of 24 or 25 of 26 or whatever the heck you did and win the Groza?' I said, 'Why are you listening to them? I've just got to put it in the past. I want to change this. "It's a new day".