But the Jets are operating as though Nugent is unavailable.
Nugent came up gimpy after missing a 32-yard field-goal attempt with 3:31 left in the first quarter, but didn't seek immediate medical attention. An announcement was made in the press box that Nugent has a thigh injury, and his return is questionable.
But the Jets, faced with a fourth-and-13 situation from the Dolphins' 22-yard line, went for it. Jets QB Brett Favre escaped what appeared to be a certain sack and threw a jump ball that WR Chansi Stuckey caught just inside the goal line for a touchdown and a 13-7 lead.
The Jets then went for the two-point conversion and failed (an incomplete Favre pass). Punter Ben Graham kicked off. Poorly. He kicked 43 yards off the tee.