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  • Roberto Aguayo: Waived by Pats

    Aguayo has been waived by New England, Mike Reiss of reports.

    Aguayo was famously taken by the Buccaneers in second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, as he was one of the most accurate college kickers in history. However, he ultimately struggled and made just 71 percent of his field-goal attempts during his rookie season. He has been looking for a second chance since, but he's yet to find one.

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  • Patriots' Roberto Aguayo: Secures future contract

    The Patriots signed Aguayo to a reserve/future contract Monday, Mike Reiss of reports.

    The 2016 second-round pick was one of the most accurate college kickers in history, but he struggled immensely in his rookie season by making just 71 percent of field-goal attempts. The Patriots are aiming to be first in line if the 26-year-old can revitalize his career. Aguayo will be in the mix for the starting job if Nick Folk -- a 37-year-old who will be a free agent in March -- doesn't return in 2021.

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  • Roberto Aguayo: Joining Pats' practice squad

    Aguayo signed with New England's practice squad Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    New England's starting kicker, Nick Folk, was limited at Thursday's practice because of a back injury. The issue hasn't held him out yet this season, however. Aguayo will provide depth at kicker once he clears COVID-19 protocols. He's been out of the NFL for almost three full seasons after going 22-for-31 on field-goal tries during his rookie year. Tampa Bay acquired the prolific Florida State kicker as a second-round draft choice in 2016.

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  • Roberto Aguayo: Jettisoned by Chargers

    The Chargers waived Aguayo on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Aguayo has lost out in his battle with fellow kicker Caleb Sturgis, marking his second failure to make a team since he was cut loose by the Buccaneers in August of 2017. The 2016 second-round pick will thus await calls from other organizations, but he may have entered the tryout realm at this point in his career.

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  • Chargers' Roberto Aguayo: Nails game-winning kick Thursday

    Aguayo connected on the game-winning field goal during Thursday's 23-21 preseason win over the 49ers. He also made his other 36-yard field-goal attempt earlier in the contest.

    Aguayo was the first kicker to take the field Thursday, one game after seeing his competition, Caleb Sturgis, take the only extra-point attempt available during Week 3 of the preseason. Aguayo's game-winning attempt is a telling sign as to which way the Chargers might be leaning in what has otherwise been a tight battle for the starting job. If Aguayo does wind up winning the competition, the former second-round pick immediately becomes an intriguing fantasy option given the explosive nature of the Chargers offense.

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  • Chargers' Roberto Aguayo: Does not see field in Week 3

    Aguayo did not see any kicking opportunities in the Chargers' preseason loss to the Saints on Saturday.

    Aguayo was thought to have had the upper hand in the kicking competition heading into the contest, but his absence Saturday puts a cloud over the situation. His adversary, Caleb Sturgis, made his only extra point opportunity and put his two kickoffs through the end zone. The Chargers may have just been giving Sturgis one more look, but the competition is closer than it seemed previously at this point in time. We may have to wait until final roster cuts Saturday to see who wins the role.

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  • Chargers' Roberto Aguayo: Perfect on four kicks in preseason win

    Aguayo was successful on a 39-yard field-goal attempt and converted all three of his extra-point tries in the Chargers' 24-14 preseason win over the Seahawks on Saturday.

    Locked in a battle for the placekicking job with Caleb Sturgis, Aguayo acquitted himself impressively Saturday. The former Lou Groza Award winner is looking for a fresh start after a tumultuous first two pro seasons that went nowhere near as successfully as his college pedigree would have suggested. The battle between the two kickers figures to go down to the wire, with Sturgis -- who didn't receive any opportunities against the Seahawks -- likely to get multiple chances to show what he can do against the Saints in Los Angeles' third preseason game next Saturday.

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  • Chargers' Roberto Aguayo: Making case to win kicking job

    Aguayo is "on his way to winning the Chargers' kicking job," according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

    Aguayo is still contending with Caleb Sturgis for the job, but assuming Schefter's prediction comes to fruition, it looks as though the 24-year-old will get another chance to flash the talent that inspired the Buccaneers to make him a second-round draft pick in 2016. Kicking behind a Philip Rivers-helmed offense that can generate a good deal of points, Aguayo could merit fantasy consideration if he does indeed secure the Bolts' kicking job.

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  • Chargers' Roberto Aguayo: Inks reserve deal with Chargers

    The Chargers signed Aguayo to a future/reserve contract Wednesday, Eric D. Williams of reports.

    The Buccaneers traded into the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft in order to select Aguayo, but his only season with the team didn't go well, with the Florida State product missing nine of his 31 field-goal attempts. After failing to see any NFL action in 2017, he'll look to reboot his NFL career with the Chargers during the upcoming season, though Aguayo will likely face competition on that front. Specifically, the team still has Nick Rose under contract and veteran Nick Novak could also be brought back for what may become an open audition for the team's kicking job.

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  • Roberto Aguayo: Cut from Panthers' practice squad

    Aguayo was cut from the Panthers' practice squad Tuesday, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Aguayo was brought onto Carolina's practice squad in late October when Graham Gano was dealing with a knee issue. Gano never missed a contest because of the injury and hasn't missed a field goal since Week 5, so the Panthers decided to part ways with the former second-round pick. He'll now look to join his fourth different team this season.

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  • Roberto Aguayo: Joins Carolina's practice squad

    The Panthers signed Aguayo to their practice squad Wednesday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

    The Panthers are optimistic that Graham Gano (knee) will be able to handle his usual kicking duties Sunday against the Buccaneers, but just for insurance purposes, the team worked out a number of kickers earlier this week. Of the participants, Aguayo evidently stood out the most, so his appointment to the Panthers' practice squad suggests he would be the team's top choice to kick in Week 8 if Gano is unable to go. A 2016 second-round pick of Tampa Bay, Aguayo was waived by the team in August after failing to show much improvement following an erratic rookie season. He joined the Bears shortly thereafter, but was waived at the conclusion of training camp after losing the job battle to Connor Barth.

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  • Roberto Aguayo: Receives tryout with Bears

    Aguayo visited the Bears for a kicker tryout Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    It's been quiet for Aguayo since being cut by the Bears at the close of the preseason, but he had a chance to showcase himself Wednesday. Josh Lambo was also in for a tryout, and it's unclear at this point if Chicago is ready to move on from Connor Barth or are just making a point that he is currently kicking on thin ice.

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  • Roberto Aguayo: Receives ax from Bears

    The Bears waived Aguayo on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    For the second time in less than a month, the 2016 second-round selection was passed over for a veteran placekiicker. In the case of Chicago, Connor Barth will serve in the role. Aguayo will thus be subject to waivers, but it remains to be seen if another organization will take a chance due to a lacking leg.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 207 lbs
Birthplace: Mascotte, FL
Age: 30
School: Florida State
Experience: 2