The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Roberto Aguayo in the second round, so he'll be handed the placekicker job this year. Rick Stroud reports the Bucs are about to release former kicker Connor Barth. In other news, there's sunshine today.
In actual news: Connor Barth is a really classy guy.
Congrats to @_RobertoAguayo with @TBBuccaneers ..Hope you have a long career in #Tampa ! Hold it down man! @NFL @espn #respect #kickers— Connor Barth (@contbarth) May 2, 2016
Don't see players congratulating the person who just took their job very often.
This is the third time the Bucs have released Connor Barth. They did so after he suffered a season-ending injury in 2013, and after he lost his job to Kyle Brindza last preseason -- something they regretted rather quickly, as they re-signed him five weeks into the season. Presumably, that won't happen this year.
Barth hit 83.8% of his field goals over six seasons with Tampa Bay, including three game winners. Barth has been highly accurate over his career, but missed a few more than he usually does last season. He's also always been mediocre at kickoffs, something Roberto Aguayo should be dominant at going forward.