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Bucs fans boo as rookie kicker struggles again

During Tuesday's joint practice with the Browns, Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo went 3-for-6 on field goal attempts and his team's fans booed him loudly.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I got to sit with Bucs Ring of Honor member Jimmie Giles and former wide receiver Kevin House out at practice today. Jimmie was talking about meeting John Mackey for the first time and what practices were like under the late John McKay. I could have listened for hours!

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Aguayo not matching Madden reputation

Roberto Aguayo's 79 overall rating in Madden 17 is tied for third-best among rookies and just six points behind the top-rated kickers. He'll have to shake off early struggles to live up to that standard. Ultimate Madden 17 preview

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

"No juice, no juice...no one wanted to practice today," Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said after practice. When he was asked about it being two weeks in a row now that his team has had "no juice," Koetter responded, "I'm done talking about it."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs fans stuck around to support struggling rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo after practice, but he had a ton of loud boos when he missed his three kicks today. Went 3 for 6. Dirk Koetter admitted, "Yeah, he's struggling a little bit right now."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Roberto Aguayo also confirmed to me that the mental coach he is working with is the same one he's always worked with. He also worked with one under Jimbo Fisher at FSU.

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Gerald McCoy remains in top 100

McCoy slipped a few spots from last year's ranking, but he still cracked the top 50 with plenty of room to spare. Only three other defensive tackles rank higher. #NFLRank: 50-26

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo was the last player off the field. Fans were clamoring for his autograph. He made that 50-yarder yesterday and teammates cheered like crazy. He told me, "I haven't had that feeling in a while...game-winning kick."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs safety Keith Tandy, who took a very hard hit to the head on Saturday, is back practicing today in pads. Versatile backup and strong special teams performer. Good to see him practicing.

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New drills for Bucs defensive line (0:16)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Evan Spencer is not practicing today after suffering what appeared to be a knee injury against the Jaguars.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs and Browns have had two simultaneous 11-on-11s going on, while extra quarterbacks and receivers do one-on-ones with defensive backs. Truly a three-ring circus here today at this joint practice.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

So this is happening during Bucs defensive line drills. I'm not sure what this drill is called, but I seriously want to try!

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is practicing today in pads with his teammates. Doesn't look like he's got anything on his ankle either. Missed the second preseason game because of a minor ankle injury on Thursday.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SAM linebacker Daryl Smith (No. 51) is not practicing today. It's his fourth-straight missed practice. Dirk Koetter said last week that he was fine.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Cool story...I'm told that Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter let the players out early today on the condition that kicker Roberto Aguayo made a 50+ yard field goal. He nailed it! Everyone cheered. We didn't see it because it happened during a closed portion of practice.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have waived linebacker Cassanova McKinzy. Had a promising rookie and minicamp but missed significant camp time with a hamstring injury. Just got back out there. Told me today he's fully-healed now.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said that rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves started working with the first-team defense on the outside today. He had two interceptions Saturday night off Jaguars backup quarterback Chad Henne.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said that the Bucs and Browns will do pads one day and shells and shorts the second day for joint practices. He's looking forward to facing their 3-4 defense and an offense with some zone-read concepts.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo was asked if he had to change his mindset heading into games and practice because of the three misses. "I would say a little bit," he said. "Just focusing on relaxing, sometimes not thinking about it too much."

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Watch out for Bucs duo in 2017 top 100

Mike Evans (No. 102) just missed the cut this year, while Jameis Winston (No. 207) ranks pretty highly for a second-year player. Both could make our list this time next year, Bill Barnwell writes. Future fits for #NFLRank

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch was testing his ankle out in practice with the training staff. Keith Tandy and Daryl Smith (undisclosed) were on a separate field getting tested by head trainer Bobby Slater.

Team Stats

Passing Yards240.817th
Rushing Yards135.15th
Points For21.420th
Points Against26.126th

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