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Bowles, Jets Add Pepper Johnson to Staff As Defensive Line Coach

Todd Bowles continues to build an impressive coaching staff with the addition of Pepper Johnson.

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Coach Todd Bowles and the New York Jets continue to put together their coaching staff, as the team announced this morning on Twitter that they have added former New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills staffer Pepper Johnson to coach the defensive line.

Losing Karl Dunbar to Rex Ryan's Jets North staff in Buffalo was tough, but if there was anyone that could adequately fill the position, it's Pepper Johnson. As a linebacker in the NFL for 13 seasons, including two years with the Jets from 1997-1998, as well as 14 seasons with the Patriots jumping between assistant, linebackers and defensive line coach, and one season with the Bills where Buffalo ranked 4th in total defense, the hiring of Johnson is an impressive one and has received nothing but great notes.

With the hires of Todd Bowles, Kacy Rogers, Chan Gailey, Bobby April and Pepper Johnson, the Jets have put together a heck of a coaching staff so far.