Bears Claim Former Buccaneers Kicker Roberto Aguayo
The Chicago Bears have claimed former Buccaneers kicker and former second-round pick Roberto Aguayo, the team announced on Sunday. The move was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter and Field Yates.
Aguayo's release came just after the he missed two kicks in the team's preseason opener.
Aguayo was selected No. 59 as a redshirt sophomore out of Florida State in the 2016 draft, becoming the earliest kicker selected since Mike Nugent went 47th in the 2005 draft.
Aguayo struggled mightily in his rookie year, going 22-31 on field goals and just 4-10 on kicks between 40 and 49 yards. He missed a 47-yarder and an extra point on Friday night, while the Bucs' other kicker, Nick Folk, knocked in his only kick of the night.