The Miami Dolphins were still listing place kicker Uwe von Schamann as questionable yesterday for Sunday's American Football Conference game against the visiting New York Jets, although from all indications he should be able to play.
Von Schamann suffered a minute fracture of the transverse process in his back while recovering a fumbled kickoff last Sunday in Miami's playoff victory over San Diego.
A spokesman for the Dolphins said yesterday that von Schamann did not practice kicking during Miami's final major workout of the week at the team's Biscayne College practice facility and that a decision on his status probably will not be made until the pregame warmups.
Von Schamann has been saying all week that he will play in the AFC title game. He says his biggest problem is on kickoffs, and the Dolphins have had their regular punter, Tom Orosz, practice placements.
Miami lists only one other player as questionable. Defensive back Mike Koszlowski pulled a groin muscle.
Kozlowski, a safety, is used as a fifth defensive back in the nickel defense on obvious passing downs, and was the man mainly responsible for holding San Diego's Kellen Winslow to a single catch last week. A Miami spokesman said he most likely will play.
The Jets list four players as probable--safety Darrol Ray (hamstring) running back Bruce Harper (hamstring), defensive tackle Abdul Salaam (groin) and defensive lineman Barry Bennett (ankle). All are expected to play in a game that has the Dolphins favored by 1 1/2 points.
Coach Walt Michael impressed his Jets at a team meeting; he dumped a stack of $1,000 bills, 70 of them, on a table and said: "This is what we can have if we want it."
The money represented the amount each player on the Super Bowl championship team will get for winning the four postseason games.