Bucs Week One kicker may not currently be on the team


With the two Tampa Bay kickers currently tied and each having significant guaranteed money in 2017, there’s a chance the team will keep both on the Week One roster. There’s also a chance the Buccaneers will keep neither.

As noted recently by JoeBucsFan.com, Roberto Aguayo and Nick Folk drew criticism from coach Dirk Koetter after struggling during practice.

“Whatever they ate for breakfast today? Off the menu,” Koetter said. “Neither one of them was very good today. … You’re a kicker in the NFL, inside 50 yards you got to make your kicks. I’m not being a  hard ass or anything. That’s just what it is.”

Then came the real hint from G.M. Jason Licht that the winner of the competition could be none of the above.

“I am rooting for both of them,” Licht told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I am rooting for the best kicker to win. And I’m hoping it is one of these guys.”

Roberto Aguayo has $428,000 in fully-guaranteed salary for 2017 and Folk will make $750,000 fully guaranteed. Which means that the final price for finally realizing that neither guy is the right guy for the job could be nearly $1.2 million — plus whatever they pay the guy who currently isn’t on the team.

8 responses to “Bucs Week One kicker may not currently be on the team

  1. This is why you don’t draft kickers high. Turns out the principles in real football and fantasy football coincide once in a blue moon.

  2. getyourownname says:
    August 10, 2017 at 4:41 pm
    I believe Bucs are one of few teams Billy Cundiff hasn’t yet played for.

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    I might be wrong, but I think sometime around 2006 or 2007 he was with them for a while in training camp.

  3. That’s crazy! That’s a lot of “guaranteed” money for Nick Folk when they just
    drafted Aguayo in the 2nd round recently.

  4. Just cut Aquayo already and ADMIT your GM messed up. Roberto may find some success in the NFL but just not with the BUCS. I say we go after the rookie FA in San Diego (opps LA) Woo KOO once he gets let go by the Chargers…..THAT GUY IS NOT SHORT ON CONFIDENCE.

  5. If Aquayo can find success in the NFL, why would the Bucs want to cut him? Makes no sense.

    I’m rooting for the guy though. I don’t care what round he was taken in. He could have been a first rounder for all I care. Or a seventh rounder. I just want success.

    Too many people want him cut BECAUSE he was a second rounder. That’s stupid and just plan mean.

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