NFL Rumors: Patriots signing kicker Roberto Aguayo to practice squad

NFL Rumors: Patriots signing kicker Roberto Aguayo to practice squad

Pats signing kicker Roberto Aguayo to practice squad originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The New England Patriots have spent the 2020 season with two kickers: Nick Folk on the active roster and rookie Justin Rohrwasser on the practice squad.

They’ve now added a third kicker to the mix.

The Patriots announced Saturday they’ve signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo to their practice squad. Aguayo was selected by the Bucs in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

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The 26-year-old has since turned out to be a major draft bust. Aguayo hasn’t played in an NFL game since that ’16 season, when he converted only 22 of his 31 field goal attempts and 32 of his 34 PATs. He bounced around the league with the Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Chargers but failed to make the active rosters.

It appears Aguayo will look to revive his career in New England, where Folk has been enjoying a stellar season. The 36-year-old will, however, be a free agent in 2021.

The signing of Aguayo puts additional pressure on Rohrwasser, who was taken with a fifth-round pick in the 2020 Draft.

The Patriots — eliminated from playoff contention following last week’s loss to Miami — are preparing for a Monday Night Football matchup vs. the AFC East champion Buffalo Bills.

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