Aguayo visited the Bears for a kicker tryout Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
It's been quiet for Aguayo since being cut by the Bears at the close of the preseason, but he had a chance to showcase himself Wednesday. Josh Lambo was also in for a tryout, and it's unclear at this point if Chicago is ready to move on from Connor Barth or are just making a point that he is currently kicking on thin ice.
The Bears waived Aguayo on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
For the second time in less than a month, the 2016 second-round selection was passed over for a veteran place kicker. In the case of Chicago, Connor Barth will serve in the role. Aguayo will thus be subject to waivers, but it remains to be seen if another organization will take a chance due to a lacking leg.
Aguayo converted an extra-point attempt in Sunday's 19-7 victory over the Titans.
After missing a field-goal attempt in last week's game, it was Connor Barth who was called upon for the only field goal the Bears attempted in this contest. It's likely that he loses regular-season placekicking duties to Barth.
Aguayo converted his only extra point attempt while missing a field goal Saturday against the Cardinals.
Aguayo had an ugly miss, as the ball came off his foot like a baseball pitcher throwing a knuckleball, and the ball drifted wide to the right. With two weeks left to go in the preseason, it's difficult to imagine that he'll overtake Connor Barth to become the Bears starting kicker.
Aguayo was claimed by the Bears, ESPN's Field Yates reports.
The Buccaneers placed Aguayo on waivers Saturday after the kicker botched a field goal and an extra-point attempt in the preseason opener, as team brass was evidently fed up with the 2016 second-rounder's continued struggles. Now in Chicago, Aguayo will square off with another former Tampa Bay leg in Connor Barth.
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