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Bears claim Roberto Aguayo

The Bears claimed kicker Roberto Aguayo off waivers from the Buccaneers, according to Field Yates of ESPN. The Bears’ claim takes the Buccaneers off the hook for the $428,000 in fully guaranteed salary they owed Aguayo for 2017. It also means Connor Barth could see Aguayo cost him a job twice in two years. The [more]

Bucs sign kicker Zach Hocker

The Buccaneers have replaced kicker Robert Aguayo, who they released a day earlier, with Zach Hocker. Hocker will compete with veteran Nick Folk for the job. Hocker originally entered the league as a seventh-round selection of Washington in the 2014 draft. He has spent time with Washington, Cincinnati, Miami, New Orleans and the Rams. He [more]

Koetter: “Me, Jason [Licht], and Hard Knocks” were in the room for Aguayo firing

HBO, go. If you’re curious about what went down today in Tampa, when second-round kicker Roberto Aguayo got the boot, you’ll see it on Tuesday night, during the next episode of Hard Knocks. To the extent there was any doubt about that, coach Dirk Koetter removed it on Saturday when he listed those present for [more]

Did Bucs put too much pressure on Aguayo?

After the Buccaneers surprised everyone by taking a kicker with the 59th overall pick in the draft, G.M. Jason Licht explained the move by heaping superlatives on the player. “I was very excited along with my staff and coaches about Roberto for a very long time,” Licht told PFT Live in May 2016. “It’s not [more]

Buccaneers admit mistake, boot Aguayo

In the NFL, it’s always better to admit a mistake than to compound it. For the Buccaneers, the decision to burn a 2016 second-round pick on kicker Robert Aguayo has proven to be a mistake. The Buccaneers made the definitive admission of their error on Saturday, cutting Aguayo. He exits with $428,000 in fully-guaranteed salary [more]

Roberto Aguayo says he was “unlucky” on missed extra point

Beleaguered Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo missed an extra point on Friday night, then missed a 47-yard field goal later in the game. But he said he felt like he was kicking the ball well. “Honestly, the [extra point] felt good,’’ Aguayo told the Tampa Bay Times. “When I caught it, I knew I pushed it [more]

Roberto Aguayo misses an extra point

Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo said recently that he’s “just having fun” while competing with Nick Folk for a job in Tampa. Friday night hasn’t been all smiles for Aguayo. He hit a 20-yard field goal to cap the first Buccaneers drive of the game, but elicited memories of his rough rookie season when he put [more]

Jude Adjei-Barimah fractures patella again

Bucs cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah fractured the patella in his right knee for a second time, according to Jeanna Laine of ESPN, and could miss four months. Adjei-Barimah spent the offseason rehabilitating the initial fracture, which happened late last season. This time, it was a non-contact injury in practice earlier this week, and an MRI revealed [more]

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 [more]

Brent Grimes gives Bucs a scare

Veteran cornerback Brent Grimes, who continues to be on track to start for the team in 2017, provided the organization a scare on Wednesday. Via JoeBucsFan.com, Grimes crumpled to the turf clutching his leg during practice on Wednesday. He suffered a cut that required stitches. G.M. Jason Licht told SiriusXM NFL Radio admitted that the [more]

Gerald McCoy talks wearing kimonos, hitting quarterbacks, and more

On Tuesday night, this year’s Hard Knocks debuted on HBO. On Wednesday morning, Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy joined PFT Live to discuss the initial episode. McCoy discussed, among other things, the kimono he was wearing, his near collision with quarterback Jameis Winston, the decision to carry teammates’ gear after practice, the high expectations for [more]

What’s your all-time favorite reality show?

With the return of Hard Knocks (which given the 2011 CBA may not be as hard as it used to be), we’ve found inspiration for a simple, non-football PFT Live question of the day. What’s your all-time favorite reality show? It can be anything you want. Drop some ideas below, call me or each other [more]

Dirk Koetter stops practice because it was “dragging”

On the day of the Hard Knocks debut, Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter created a Hard Knocks moment for his team. Via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Koetter stopped Tuesday’s practice around the halfway mark, and called his team together to bark at them. “We just weren’t practicing very good,” Koetter explained. “We were [more]

First Hard Knocks features Jameis Winston, Gerald McCoy

Jameis Winston starred in the first episode of Hard Knocks. Winston begins the show traveling to his hometown of Bessemer, Ala. The Bucs quarterback shows where the boys used the bathroom outside and finds a cockroach on the front steps. “This is Mother Nature at its best,” Winston said, unsure whether two roaches are mating [more]

Despite suspension, Doug Martin is the No. 1 tailback in Tampa

Questions linger regarding whether Buccaneers running back Doug Martin will be the No. 1 tailback after he serves the final three games of a PED suspension. For now, though, Martin’s status is clear: He continues to be the No. 1 tailback in Tampa. That’s the message sent by the initial, unofficial don’t-read-anything-into-it-but-please-read-it depth chart, which [more]

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