Report: Patriots Sign Draft-Bust Kicker To Practice Squad

The New England Patriots are expected to make several major changes to the roster. The team will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008. It was more than obvious that head coach Bill Belichick would start off an avalanche of changes. This time the Patriots sign veteran kicker.

New England is the latest NFL team to give Roberto Aguayo a chance to play his best football. The team signed the veteran kicker to the practice unit and Field Yates from ESPN confirmed the information.

This signing happened right after the Patriots hosted Aguayo. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Aguayo with the second round selection in 2016. Aguayo visited the Patriots in free agency hoping to earn his spot.

“The Patriots are signing K Roberto Aguayo to their practice squad, per source. Aguayo has bounced around the league since being drafted in the 2016 second round and now has another chance to try and develop in New England.”

Patriots sign talented kicker

We are free to say that Aguayo made headlines with his on-field action. The veteran is one of the highest-drafted kickers in NFL history. However, the Florida State product missed nine of his 31 field goal attempts and two extra-point attempts in his rookie campaign. The Bucks released Aguayo before the season opening game in 2017.

The 26-year-old has made several stops across the NFL. He spent time with three different teams, and received several opportunities to prove his talent. But, the talented player hasn’t kicked in a regular-season game since his rookie season.

New England has Nick Folk in the position. Folk is one of the few superstars on the Patriots roster. He won’t retire in the near future, and New England will have a solid kicker in 2021. Well, this leads us all the way to Bill Belichick. The Patriots head coach used a fifth-round pick on kicker Justin Rohrwasser in the 2020 NFL Draft. Maybe he will go after a young player at the position.

Signing Aguayo triggered great reactions across the NFL and New England will probably pass on Rohrwasser.