FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Kicker Roberto Aguayo, who has been out of the NFL for nearly three full seasons after entering the league as a second-round draft choice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016, is attempting to revive his career on New. England Patriots’ practice team.
The club plans to sign Aguayo on Saturday, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates.
After being selected by the Buccaneers with the 59th overall pick in 2016, Aguayo’s career took a dramatic turn. He was postponed after coming out of Florida State, after all his 198 tries and 69 out of 78 attempts. He was the top kicker selected in the draft as the New York Jets took Mike Nugent in the second round in 2005 (47 overall).
Aguayo went 22-of-31 on field goals as a rogue, struggling especially late in the season, and then the Buccaneers signed veteran Nick Foch in the offers to compete for the top job. Fok won the work at the 2017 Presence; Currently he is the Patriots’ kicker at the age of 36 and is in the midst of a career year.
Aguayo was claimed by the Chicago Bears in 2017, but was released after less than a month, and he spent six weeks of the 2017 season on the Carolina Panthers practice squad. He spent the 2018 offshines and pressures with the Los Angeles Chargers, but was released at the end of the preseason and dropped out of the league.
In New England, Foch is a free agent after the season. The Patriots also have Justin Rohrwasser, a 2020 fifth round pick on their practice squad, and the addition of Aguayo may indicate that Rohwasser has not developed as easily as the club envisioned.