Brian Orakpo says he’s tired of going up against Trent Williams, above, and is ready for the preseason opener Thursday against the TItans. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Few people seem to look forward to the NFL preseason. Even the league itself has acknowledged that its exhibition season should be shortened.

But once an NFL team has been in training camp for a week and a half, players start saying they actually are eager, at least comparatively so, for a preseason game. That was the case for the Washington Redskins after Saturday’s practice in Richmond.

“We’re tired of hitting each other,” linebacker Brian Orakpo said. “I’m tired of going against Trent [Williams] and the tackles here and they’re tired of going against us, the outside ‘backers.”

The Redskins open the preseason Thursday night at Tennessee.

The team first has practices scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in Richmond. Redskins players were off Sunday.

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What’s ahead:

● Practice resumes Monday at 10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. If you’re headed to Richmond, check our our guide to training camp for tips on getting autographs, where to park and things to do after the session is over.

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