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Buccaneers release former 2nd-round pick Aguayo


So much for that training camp battle.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released kicker Roberto Aguayo after he missed a field goal and an extra point in the team's first preseason game of the season Friday night.

The Bucs famously traded a third- and fourth-round pick in last year's draft to move up to the second round and select the most accurate kicker in college football history.

Aguayo had nailed 88.5 percent of his kicks during his three seasons at Florida State, but that kind of success did not translate into the pros. He was a woeful 71 percent on 31 attempts in his rookie season and also missed two extra points.

His woes continued Friday night when an extra-point try hit the right upright and he missed a 47-yard field-goal attempt.

Veteran Nick Folk had been brought in to compete with Aguayo for the position and he connected on his lone try Friday night, a 45-yarder.

The kicking competition was expected to be featured on this season of "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers." Perhaps Aguayo's release will be featured in an upcoming episode.

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