Former New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard, who is now a member of the Detroit Lions, voted in favor of the newly proposed CBA earlier this week and then publicly explaining his decision.

Kennard’s stance was in stark contrast to many NFL athletes, including Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who voiced his opposition in a lengthy letter shared on social media.

Even with pressure from his own teammates, Kennard remained firm in his belief that there were enough benefits and that players would see enough money that it warranted a “yes” vote.

Entering the weekend, there is no approval for the CBA. However, Kennard and other NFLPA representatives, in a slim majority, did vote to send the CBA proposal to the full union membership for potential ratification.

There remains no timetable for that vote.

“There will be white smoke when there is white smoke,” NFLPA President Eric Winston told reporters at the NFL Combine. “The one thing we’re not doing is rushing though this thing. Every ‘I’ will be dotted, every ‘T’ will be crossed, and when that happens, that happens.”

For the time being, all operations will be conducted under the current CBA.