The self-exiled Pittsburgh Steelers running back got certain black and gold elements of the NFL world worked up Monday when he posted this message to Twitter:
As much as everyone might want to speculate on what this might mean, we simply don't know if Bell is any closer to returning to the Steelers. As NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted Sunday, the team still doesn't know when or if Bell will report before the Nov. 13 deadline to maintain his playing eligibility for the 2018 season.
It's anyone's guess if Bell will indeed report to the Steelers in the days ahead. Bell said he'd show up on Labor Day; he didn't. He was reportedly aiming to return during Pittsburgh's Week 7 bye; that didn't happen and last week's trade deadline didn't spur him into signing his tender, either.
Time will tell if there's more to Bell's South Beach farewell than what meets the eye.