Jets hire Pepper Johnson as defensive line coach

The New York Jets have hired Pepper Johnson as defensive line coach.

Johnson was up for the New York Giants' defensive coordinator job that went to Steve Spagnuolo.

Johnson played two years for the Jets.

The former New York Giants linebacker spent 14 years working for the New England Patriots. He spent last year as the Buffalo Bills' defensive line coach.

With the Jets, Johnson will coach Muhammad Wilkerson and SHeldon Richardson and Damon Harrison.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.