Remember a guy named Roberto Aguayo? You know, the former Buccaneers kicker who crapped the bed more times than we can count, when it came to big kicks.
The guy who the Bucs not only drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, but traded up just to do so. The same former Florida State All-American who was cut on camera in this summer’s edition of “Hard Knocks.”
As was said in the hit movie Poltergeist, “He’s baaaaaack.”
No, he’s not back in Tampa (thank goodness, Bucs fans). Aguayo is back in the NFL for now, and what will likely be his last shot at sticking or in this case, kicking in the NFL.
We've signed kicker Roberto Aguayo.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 10, 2018
The Los Angeles Chargers announced this afternoon that they’ve signed the former Bucs kicker to a non-guaranteed contract to help aid their NFL’s worst kicking game from this season. By signing a Reserve/Future contract, Aguayo could still be cut at any point and isn’t a guarantee to even make it to training camp. Terms of the deal are still unknown at this point.
Since it couldn’t get any worse for the Chargers’ kicking game, which was 20-for-30 on field goals and 37-for-42 on PATs this season, Los Angeles is hoping, or maybe praying Aguayo ,can recapture some off his Seminole glory in Southern California.
One of the biggest special teams “busts” in league history, the Bucs cut Aguayo after their first preseason game back in August. He spent part of the 2017 season first with the Chicago Bears (in pre-season) and later the Carolina Panthers on their practice squad.
In his one tumultuous season with the Bucs, he was 22-for-31 on field goals but just 4-for-11 from 40 yards or longer.
Will he or won’t he make it? We’ll find out in the coming week and months. Our casino money here says it’s not likely. And, if it he’s released at some point this year by the Chargers…….
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