New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt told reporters Thursday that he expects Drew Brees to join the team for the opening of training camp.


"What else is he going to do? He can't sing or dance," Vitt joked.

Brees and the team remain in a contract standstill, and it remains a priority to reach a settlement. The Saints have placed a one-year franchise tag on Brees, which prevents him from talking with other clubs. He is holding out for a new multiyear contract.

Brees, 33, has skipped weeks of voluntary workouts, as well as the first six offseason practices over the past two weeks. The quarterback may also miss next week's minicamp and the final set of offseason practices later in June.

The Saints have until July 16th to sign Brees to a new long-term deal. At that point, he can earn about $16.3 million playing under the one-year franchise tag, or sit out and get nothing.

While he can't "sing or dance," Brees has been busy starting a lifestyle clothing company for men and women of all ages.

The intention is to sell apparel that "carries the spirit of New Orleans," Brees told The Huffington Post.

He expects to launch the company this fall, and is searching for a CEO to run it.