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Bucs placekicker Nick Folk 5-for-5 on last day of training camp

Nick Folk went 5-for-5 in field goal attempts on the "skinny" posts, where the uprights are 8-1/2 feet wide instead of the regulation 18-1/2 feet. [LOREN ELLIOTT  |  Times]
Nick Folk went 5-for-5 in field goal attempts on the "skinny" posts, where the uprights are 8-1/2 feet wide instead of the regulation 18-1/2 feet. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
Published Aug. 24, 2017

Maybe it's a harbinger of things to come. In the final training camp practice, the Bucs kicking game was ... good.

Place-kicker Nick Folk, who won the job over beleaguered incumbent Roberto Aguayo, went 5-for-5 in field goal attempts on the "skinny" posts, where the uprights are 8-1/2 feet wide instead of the regulation 18-1/2 feet.

"Yup, he had a good day," coach Dirk Koetter said. "I joked with him that we were going to move the skinny goal posts over to Raymond James (Stadium), because he's been killing it on those skinnies."

Folk is 3-for-4 in field goal attempts this preseason. Last week, he was very Aguayo-like. He had an extra point blocked and missed a 47-yard field goal attempt wide right.

The Bucs are banking on Folk at least hitting his career average of 81.2 percent made field goals. Last season for the Jets, Folk connected on 87.1 percent of his field-goal tries.

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