The Chargers waived Aguayo on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Aguayo has lost out in his battle with fellow kicker Caleb Sturgis, marking his second failure to make a team since he was cut loose by the Buccaneers in August of 2017. The 2016 second-round pick will thus await calls for other organizations, but he may have entered the tryout realm at this point in his career.
Aguayo connected on the game-winning field goal during Thursday's 23-21 preseason win over the 49ers. He also made his other 36-yard field-goal attempt earlier in the contest.
Aguayo was the first kicker to take the field Thursday, one game after seeing his competition, Caleb Sturgis, take the only extra-point attempt available during Week 3 of the preseason. Aguayo's game-winning attempt is a telling sign as to which way the Chargers might be leaning in what has otherwise been a tight battle for the starting job. If Aguayo does wind up winning the job, the former second-round pick immediately becomes an intriguing fantasy option given the explosive nature of the Chargers offense.
Aguayo is still contending with Caleb Sturgis for the job, but assuming Schefter's prediction comes to fruition, it looks as though the 24-year-old will get another chance to flash the talent that led to the Buccaneers to surprisingly make him a second-round draft pick in 2016. Kicking behind a Philip Rivers-helmed offense that can generate a good deal of offense, Aguayo could merit fantasy consideration if he does indeed secure the Bolts' kicking job.
Locked in a battle for the placekicking job with Caleb Sturgis, Aguayo acquitted himself impressively Saturday. The former Lou Groza Award winner is looking for a fresh start after a tumultuous first two pro seasons that went nowhere near as successfully as his college pedigree would have suggested. The battle between the two kickers figures to go down to the wire, with Sturgis -- who didn't receive any opportunities against the Seahawks-- likely to get multiple chances to show what he can do against the Saints in Los Angeles' third preseason game next Saturday.
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|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|