Did the Bucs make the right move by releasing Roberto Aguayo?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roberto Aguayo kicks a field goal from the hold of Bryan Anger during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Friday Aug. 11 2017 in Cincinnati

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roberto Aguayo kicks a field goal from the hold of Bryan Anger during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Friday Aug. 11 2017 in Cincinnati

Aguayo, 23, lasted only one season with the Buccaneers after Tampa Bay traded up in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft to select the Florida State product.

Aguayo missed his first kick vs the Philadelphia Eagles during a preseason game past year, and he was boo'd off the field by Bucs fans after missing more kicks during practice. The news came after the team's first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, where Aguayo missed both a field goal and an extra point.

The Buccaneers kicker began the preseason flawless by way of a chip shot 20-yard field goal on Tampa Bay's opening drive. He also missed his only extra-point attempt. Aguayo's longest made field goal previous year was just 43 yards. "When I caught it, I knew I pushed it a little bit and I was like, 'Hopefully it will stay in, ' but it hit the upright".

"I keep saying it, I can't say it anymore. If you're a kicker, you've got to make your kicks".

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers Roberto Aguayo and Nick Folk are seen during training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa Fla. on Tuesday Aug. 8 2017

To say Aguayo's transition to the National Football League was bad would be an understatement. Unlucky. And the last one, I was trying to get a good hit on it. Not what I wanted. His 71 percent on field goals was the lowest in the NFL. Obviously, not up to the standards that I want. I hit it good. It was starting down the line and it just kept fading. I did some good things.

The placekicker actually got the game started with an opening-drive chip-shot field goal from 20 yards out.

The Bucs have released embattled kicker Roberto Aguayo, bringing an end to a stint that began with a rookie season that saw the second-round pick serve largely as either a punchline or a punching bag.