The Carolina Panthers announced Wednesday that they’ve signed K Roberto Aguayo to their practice squad and released WR Austin Duke from the unit.
The Panthers’ practice squad now consists of:
- WR Mose Frazier
- OT Blaine Clausell
- DE Zach Moore
- DE Efe Obada (International)
- S Damian Parms
- TE Bucky Hodges
- WR Jamaal Jones
- CB Zack Sanchez
- RB Jalen Simmons
- DB Dezmen Southward
- K Roberto Aguayo
The Panthers were looking to add some insurance at kicker in case Graham Gano can’t play in Week 8 and it appears as though Aguayo was the most impressive kicker during the Tuesday tryout.
Aguayo, 23, was selected with the No. 59 overall pick after the Buccaneers traded up to get him in 2016. He was in the second year of his four-year, $4.053 million contract and set to make a base salary of $634,208 for the 2017 season when the Buccaneers elected to cut Aguayo loose back in August.
The Bears later claimed Aguayo off of waivers, but unfortunately, waived him coming out of the preseason.
In 2016, Aguayo appeared in all 16 games for the Buccaneers and converted 22 of 31 field goal attempts (71 percent) to go along with 32 of 34 extra point tries and 52 touchbacks.