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Buffalo Bills news, 2/5: Pepper Johnson on why he came to Buffalo

Buffalo Bills defensive line coach Pepper Johnson spoke with John Murphy on Monday. Hear what he had to say about his decision to leave New England to work under Doug Marrone.

Tom Szczerbowski
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Inside The Bills | Why Pepper Johnson left the Pats to come to Buffalo

"I’m growing," Johnson said. "I’m a very ambitious person. I started off coaching and I moved around a little bit while I was there with New England, starting off with the linebackers,…then I graduated to coaching inside linebackers and took the linebackers over, and then eventually the defensive line. I went back to linebackers last year."

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