The Tampa Bay BuccaneerswaivedAguayo, a second-round draft pick in 2016, on Saturday. Tampa Bay put in backup Nick Folk, who made a 45-yard field goal in the third quarter Friday.
Hocker (6-0, 189) spent four years as the Razorbacks' kicker, making 61 of 79 career field goal tries and 171 of 173 extra point attempts. Connor Barth, who was replaced by Aguayo in Tampa Bay after the 2015 season, hit 78.3 percent of his field goals a year ago (18/23) and missed one PAT.
He is expected to compete for the starting job with Connor Barth, who was cut by Tampa Bay last May after drafting Aguayo. Folk has been pretty much automatic, while Aguayo has continued to struggle. "So at the end of the day it's just going out there and having fun, enjoying it and just hitting the ball".
Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter appeared to have lost all faith in Aguayo after Friday's game. "I'm sure he'll get another opportunity and he's just got to learn from this and move on". "You're a kicker, you gotta make your kicks".
Quarterback isn't the only position battle worth watching the rest of preseason.
"You saw Thursday night that we kind of hold that in high regard, getting him opportunities to play", Fox said.
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