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.
Per NFL rules, Bell must report to the Steelers by Tuesday or forfeit the whole season, as well as be subject to another franchise tag in 2019.
Despite the video, there was no indication Wednesday that Bell had visited the team's facility.
There have mixed reports dating back to the preseason on when Bell would report to the team, with an expectation he would return to the team during their Week 7 bye.
The transition tag would allow Bell to negotiate with other teams and allow the Steelers to match any offer.
The over that went for 43 runs!
The stand was a Northern Districts record for the sixth wicket, surpassing the 150 set by BJ Watling and Peter McGlashan. South Africa-born fast bowler Willem Ludick was at the receiving end as he was taken to the cleaners, literally.
Things like this are news because Bell has turned his entire holdout into a spectacle.
"Just about everybody has an opinion on my life and anxious about what I'm doing. don't judge me off my decisions because maybe this isn't what you'd do", Bell wrote.
It was indeed Bell and he is indeed back in Pittsburgh. & that's clearly on them. Whether or not he reports this season, the Steelers would need to use a $25 million franchise tag to keep him in 2019, which is not expected to happen. Don't judge me off my decision because maybe this isn't what you'd do.
The odd-angled pronouncements came one day after Bell - who has been training in Miami - was spotted in a Pittsburgh gym playing pickup basketball, per a tweet and a Snapchat post from two people who were also there.
So if Pittsburgh chose to put the franchise tag on Bell again next offseason, it would be the third tag. Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, Bell must report to the Steelers by 4 p.m. ET next Tuesday or he will be ineligible for the remainder of the season, a source confirmed to ESPN.