Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pepper Johnson continues divisional merry-go-round

Pepper Johnson is pretty close to completing his around-the-division journey. 

A season after helping the Buffalo Bills defense post the league's fourth-overall defense, the 50-year-old former Jet linebacker returns to Jersey as the team's defensive line coach, according to the Jets' website. Johnson also spent a number of years as a coach with Patriots, splitting time between linebacker and D-line coach. 

Johnson's acquisition by Gang Green's front office is a strong one, as he joins an impressive group that includes another former Bills coach -- Chan Gailey-- as offensive coordinator and Kacy Rogers as the defensive coordinator. Head coach Todd Bowles also recently added Bobby April, Jr. as his special teams coordinator.

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