Wide receiver Deebo Samuel‘s desire for a new contract continues to be an issue for the 49ers with training camp approaching, but another key member of the offense doesn’t think it is going to linger that much longer.

Tight end George Kittle said on the Bussin’ with the Boys podcast that he thinks the 49ers should have negotiated a new contract with the 49ers earlier, although that would have been difficult with the wideout being ineligible for a new deal until this offseason and it’s moot now that the two sides have failed to come to an agreement. That led to Samuel asking for a trade, but Kittle thinks “that window is kind of closed” because the 49ers can’t get anything to help them this year if a trade is for draft picks.