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  • The Browns have issued an unspecified discipline, tied to an incident while he was on a scouting trip in North Dakota, to director of player personnel Jon Sandusky.
    Sandusky pleaded guilty to refusing a chemical test when he was pulled over for suspicion of drinking and driving.
    Sandusky's attorney, Mark Friese, said Sandusky received a suspended sentence Tuesday in Fargo (N.D.) Municipal Court, which placed him on unsupervised probation. The probation is conditional on undergoing chemical dependency tests.
    The DUI charge was dismissed.
    Sandusky initially was pulled over Oct. 8 for making an illegal turn in downtown Fargo.
    Sandusky is one of the few employees from general manager Tom Heckert's regime who was retained by Browns CEO Joe Banner. Sandusky and Banner worked together with the Philadelphia Eagles.
    THOMAS UPSET
    Browns left tackle Joe Thomas did not think either one of the holding calls slapped on him at Kansas City was legit.
    If those plays were holding, everything is holding, Thomas opined Wednesday.
    Head coach Rob Chudzinski said both plays were submitted to the league office for "clarification." To clarify the Browns' position, they thought the calls were bogus.
    One of them took the Browns out of field goal position in the fourth quarter with the Chiefs clinging to a 20-17 lead.
    OHER ON SIDELINE
    Ravens right tackle Michael Oher did not practice Wednesday because of an ankle injury. Wideout Brandon Stokley, who sat out the Ravens' recent game at Pittsburgh with a leg injury, might be back to face Cleveland.
    No Browns player missed Wednesday's practice.
    EXTRA POINTS
    • Rob Chudzinski said he is "excited" that wideout Josh Gordon was not traded.
    Weeks of trade rumors left Gordon questioning whether the Browns want him. Does he feel wanted now?
    "I can't answer that for him," Chudzinski said. "From my part and our part, we want him here, and he's here."
    • Chudzinski calls 6-foot-8 offensive lineman Reid Fragel, signed to the Browns' active roster off Cincinnati's practice squad, "a developmental guy."
    Fragel was an Ohio State tight end from 2009-11 before converting to offensive tackle in 2012.
    The Browns have been in the habit of signing players from teams they will play soon.
    • The Browns will have to decide before their Nov. 17 game at Cincinnati if Jason Pinkston will be activated from "injured reserve/designated for return." He will not be activated for the Baltimore game.