NFL Rumors: Patriots Host Draft-Bust Kicker For Free Agent Visit


The New England Patriots hosted much-maligned free agent kicker Roberto Aguayo for a visit this week, in accordance with a report Monday from ESPN’s Mike Reiss.

Aguayo famously was drafted within the second spherical of the 2016 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay however lasted only one season with the Buccaneers after going an NFL-worst 22-for-31 on field-goal makes an attempt.

The Florida State product has not kicked in a regular-season recreation since his rookie yr. He hung out on the Carolina Panthers’ apply squad in 2017 and has been out of the league since shedding a coaching camp competitors with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2018.

With Nick Folks, who beat out Aguayo for the Bucs job in 2017, having fun with a robust season, the Patriots shouldn’t have a urgent want at kicker. Folks has transformed 25 of 27 field-goal tries this season and has not missed since Week 2.

The 36-year-old is on a one-year contract, nevertheless, leaving the Patriots’ plans for 2021 unclear.

New England additionally has 2020 fifth-round draft decide Justin Rohrwasser on its apply squad.

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