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Don Toner named equipment manager

CHARLOTTE -- Don Toner is the team's new equipment manager and Greg Almond is the assistant equipment manager, the Panthers announced Monday.

Toner becomes just the second equipment manager in franchise history following Jackie Miles, who served as the equipment manager from the team's inception through the 2017 season. Miles is now the equipment manager for the New York Giants.

Prior to his promotion, Toner served as the Panthers assistant equipment manager from 1995-2017, joining the franchise after 10 years as an equipment assistant for the Buffalo Bills. Toner began his career with the Bills in high school, assisting the equipment staff during training camp and gradually increasing his responsibility until he began traveling with the team in 1988.

Almond has been part of the Panthers organization since 2001 when he began working as a training camp intern as a teenager. He continued to work in the equipment room gaining more hours and responsibility until he was hired full-time in 2013 as an equipment assistant.

View photos of the equipment team as they move the Panthers to Wofford College in preparation for training camp.