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Nick Folk Will Be New Member Of Tampa Bay Buccaners Football Team; Here's What We Know So Far

Update Date: Mar 18, 2017 09:03 PM EDT
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Nick Folk, #2 of the New York Jets reacts after missing a field goal during the first half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 24, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo : Getty Images / Maddie Meyer)

Football is one of the most popular sports in the country. Now, former NY Jets player, Nick Folk is one of the well-known players in the world of football and has made some recent changes in his career.

Nick Folk's Playing Career

Nick Folk is an American football placekicker for  the NY Jets. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth series of the 2007 NFL Draft.

He was a part of a college football team in Arizona. Folk was also chosen to be the NFC kicker in the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2007. He also played in NFL.

Nick Folk Will Play For Tampa Bay Buccaners?

After being a placekicker for seven seasons, Nick Folk is leaving the NY Jets football team. According to a report posted by ESPN, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers guaranteed to bring each game at the kicking attitude this off season.

On Friday (Mar. 18), they stood by their statement, corresponding to an agreement with past New York Jets kicker, Nick Folk to play with Roberto Aguayo. The 32-year old athlete spent the past seven seasons with the Jets before being cut last month, finished 27-of-31 (87.1 percent) on field goals last season. His longest kick was from 51 yards.

Is Nick Folk Replacing Roberto Aguayo?

According to a statement from coach Dirk Koetter there are plans to replace Aguayo in 2017, until they see if  he is the best kicker in practice camp and the preseason. Articulating not exactly about Aguayo, the coach is on account having stated he isn't afraid to cut his losses if a member doesn't perform. This is according to a report posted by Tampa Bay Times.

Although the coach didn't clarify if they will replace the rookie, instead he stated that Aguayo and Folk will be playing for the team for offseason. Aguayo was the highest-drafted place-kicker in a decade but struggled from the outset. Aguayo's playing stats were not so good in training camp and reportedly, the coaches of the team think that he needs to learn more about football before playing professionally.

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