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Bills fill out defensive staff under new co-ordinator Schwartz

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The Canadian Press
1/31/2014 11:31:25 PM
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills have started filling out their defensive staff under new co-ordinator Jim Schwartz by hiring Pepper Johnson and Fred Pagac.

Johnson takes over as defensive line coach, overseeing a group featuring three Pro Bowl selections, including Mario Williams. Johnson stays in the AFC East after spending the past 14 seasons as a New England Patriots assistant.

Pagac has 13 seasons of NFL coaching experience. He will coach linebackers -- the same role he held in seven of the past eight seasons with Minnesota.

Both assistant coaches reached deals Friday, becoming the first additions to a retooled defensive staff under Schwartz, who was hired last week.

Schwartz replaced co-ordinator Mike Pettine, who left to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns and took many of his assistants with him.

Pepper Johnson (Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images)

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