Patriots cut Roberto Aguayo

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The Patriots carried three kickers throughout their offseason program, but they got down to two on Thursday.

Roberto Aguayo is the odd man out. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that the Patriots have waived the 2016 second-round pick.

The Buccaneers were the team that traded up in order to select Aguayo and then watched him go 22-of-31 on field goals during his rookie season. He was beaten out by Nick Folk in training camp the next season and has spent time with several teams without playing in another regular season game.

Folk and undrafted rookie Quinn Nordin are the two kickers still on the Patriots roster.

Reiss reports that the Patriots have also waived long snapper Wes Farnsworth and signed offensive lineman R.J. Prince.

9 responses to “Patriots cut Roberto Aguayo

  1. If your taking a kicker with the 2nd round pick he better be a top 3 kicker for at least 15 years.

  2. Dude in Tampa was a head case. Worst draft pick by far from the Jason Licht regime.

  3. WOW how can this guy still be getting signed? He was terrible for TB and others, huge overreach for the GM.

  4. Huge overreach signing Aguayo? How so? They brought him to OTAs for the minimum for a look see. FOLK wasn’t in camp yet. They probably paid Aguayo next to nothing. The Pats have a great history with kickers, including Vinitieri, Gostkowski and Jake Bailey, the best punter in the NFL.

  5. tedmurph says:
    June 17, 2021 at 8:30 pm
    Huge overreach signing Aguayo? How so? They brought him to OTAs for the minimum for a look see. FOLK wasn’t in camp yet. They probably paid Aguayo next to nothing. The Pats have a great history with kickers, including Vinitieri, Gostkowski and Jake Bailey, the best punter in the NFL.
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    Think he was talking about Tampa Bay GM drafting him in the 2nd round, NOT BB bringing him in for FA look-see

  6. I have heard that the ball sounds different coming off of Nordin’s foot. Not sure what that means but it was related to power and leg speed. He must have a lot of power in the leg. My guess is accuracy is a bit of an issue with that power and if he can resolve that, he might have a job. Folk has been reliable, but his range is a bit limited. They have lived with knowing they have to get inside the opponents 30 yard line to even attempt a FG, but I am sure they’d like someone that can hit that 50+ yard FG to win a game now and then.

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