When we passed along the names of a dozen undrafted free agents who signed with the Panthers, we mentioned that Southern University wide receiver Jared Green was on the list. We didn’t mention that Jared is the son of Hall of Fame former Redskins cornerback Darrell Green.
Jared may not be quite as fast as his dad was in his prime — there are Olympic sprinters who aren’t as fast as Darrell Green was in his prime — but he told the Charlotte Observer he ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash, and he and his dad have been working out together recently. At age 52, Darrell Green can still move.
“My dad ran that hill back in the ’80s and ’90s, so basically he took me back to his old stomping grounds,” Jared Green said. “He’d be right there running next to me. He’s still fast.”
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Green is a “good vertical threat, and he catches the ball well on the run.” He’ll have an uphill battle to make the Panthers’ roster, but he has the speed that runs in the family.