Roberto Aguayo, who the Tampa Bay Buccaneers used a second-round pick on in 2016, will have to compete for his job next summer.
Tampa Bay traded up for the pick that was used on the kicker.
"As far as the investment in Roberto and where we picked him, we were all on board with that," Dirk Koetter said. "That's not going to change. We're never going to bring that back. That happened, and Roberto was our kicker and like any other player, if he's got that Buc jersey on and he's out there on game day, I'm 100 percent in. With that said, our field-goal percentage this year was not good enough. That's not the only stat that's not good enough."
Aguayo's field goal rate of 71 percent was the worst in the NFL among kickers who lasted the whole season.
"I think it's already proven that we have no problem moving on from a draft choice and playing somebody that wasn't drafted," Koetter said. "We've got to have competition at every position. Nothing's a given. If they're not the best player, then I feel pretty certain in saying they won't be out there."