But Bell might not receive the warmest welcome if he chooses to reunite with his team this month. Bell has sat out the first nine weeks of the regular season and has not signed his franchise tender for the season.
However, the Steelers can franchise tag Bell for a third time in 2019, but he would be tagged at the quarterback salary number. While there apparently was no meeting between Bell and the Steelers on Wednesday, the three-time Pro Bowl selection did shed some light on his situation with a pair of unorthodox tweets.
Reports from earlier in the season suggested Bell needed to sign with the team by November 13 if he wanted to retain his free agent eligibility following the season. He can become a free agent in 2019 if the Steelers do not place a third tag on him.
Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But most people don't take the time to simply read between the lines and that's clearly on them.
On Wednesday night, Bell posted two messages on his Twitter account in upside-down text, saying in part that he's "not apologizing" for his holdout.
With the new information, Bell is reportedly considering whether or not to show up at all.