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Bucs sign veteran Nick Folk to compete with disappointing Roberto Aguayo

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Are the Tampa Bay Bucs prepared to boot their costly place-kicker? The Bucs at least will entertain that idea after signing former New York Jets’ place-kicker Nick Folk to a contract Friday night. Folk will try to beat out Roberto Aguayo, who the Bucs traded up to draft late in the second round a year ago. Aguayo, one of the most accurate kickers in the nation while at Florida State, struggled mightily in his first season, hitting only 71 percent…

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Bucs’ Roberto Aguayo finally living up to his draft expectations

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Don’t look now — or maybe risk one eye — but THIS is the field goal kicker the Bucs thought enough of to draft in the second round. Maybe it’s hard for you to admit it, but Roberto Aguayo is on a hot streak. Yeah, yeah, early in the season, it was fashionable to doubt Aguayo, the rookie from Florida State. But Aguayo hit four field goals Sunday in a 19-17 victory over Kansas City, and the Bucs needed them all. In fact,…

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Bucs edge Kansas City behind Chris Conte’s big interception

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For most of the season, he has been a target. If not of opposing quarterbacks, then of his team’s own fans. Chris Conte has played too much chase, critics will tell you. He needs to be replaced. But Conte made the play of the game Sunday, as the Tampa Bay Bucs upset the Kansas City Chiefs 19-17. With the Chiefs on the verge of taking a lead in the fourth quarter, Conte stepped in front of Chiefs’ receiver Chris Conley,…

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Roberto Aguayo hits game-winning field goal for Bucs on Monday Night

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Perhaps you think it should matter that Carolina was without star Cam Newton. It doesn’t. Perhaps you think it should matter that the Panthers are off to a simply dreadful start. It doesn’t. Perhaps you think it should matter that Roberto Aguayo missed two field goals before nailing the winner. It doesn’t. For the Tampa Bay Bucs, 2-0 in their division, there isn’t a lot of taking away from their 17-14 victory over the Carolina Panthers Monday night. With their…

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Quarterback Deondre Francoise is a star as FSU rallies to win

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On a late night in Orlando, with the scoreboard reading the wrong way, a star was born. This is his team now. This is his huddle. There is no waiting his turn. There is no riding in the sidecar. As of now, Deondre Francois is in charge of the Florida State Seminoles. Francois led FSU to a comeback from 22-points down against Ole Miss in one the most memorable comebacks in FSU history, 45-34. Oh, perhaps you thought it would…

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Washington washes away Bucs in preseason finale, 20-13

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This is the NFL? The Tampa Bay Bucs lost 20-13 to the Washington Redskins Wednesday night, concluding the preseason for both teams. Few regulars played in the game, played in a downpour from nearing Hurricane Hermine. Few fans attended the game. “This game serves a purpose,” said coach Dirk Koetter. How much were tickets? The Bucs didn’t dress out 25 players from their roster, including most of their starters. The Redskins didn’t dress 26, including most of their starters. Worst…

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Jameis Winston, Roberto Aguayo shine as Bucs beat Browns

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This is the Tampa Bay Bucs that Dirk Koetter had hoped to see. Everyone else, too. In the all-important third preseason game (the starters play longer than any other game), the Bucs beat up the Cleveland Browns, 30-13. And most of Koetter’s checklist responded. Jameis Winston played well. And Roberto Aguayo. And Mike Evans. And the offensive line. And the defensive line. And Adam Humphries. And on and on. “We went no-huddle the whole first half, and it worked,” Koetter…

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