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Wilfork: Pepper will always be family

New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork tweeted the following statement on longtime defensive assistant Pepper Johnson leaving the Patriots' coaching staff:

“Pepper Johnson will always be a part of my family. [O]ne thing about football is the bonds you make that go beyond what team you work for. In my 10 years of being a [New England Patriot] he has always been a constant and a hell of a coach. But change is also a constant in life. All good things must come to an end. I wish him nothing but the best and I know he will continue to have an impact on football. It’s been an honor to be with him my entire career.”