Le’Veon Bell is moving on from Miami.
The Steelers running back bid farewell to South Florida in cryptic tweet Monday, hinting that he could soon be on his way back to Pittsburgh.
Fairwell Miami 👋🏾
— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) November 5, 2018
Bell, who is seeking guaranteed money, has forfeited more than $7 million during his holdout after being tendered for the second straight year. He remains absent despite reports that he was going to rejoin the Steelers during their Week 7 bye.
He will have to end his holdout in order to accrue an NFL season, which would make him eligible for unrestricted free agency after the 2018 season. The Nov. 13 deadline for him to sign his tender falls during Week 11, when the Steelers are scheduled to visit the Jaguars in a rematch of last year’s divisional round playoff game.
Meanwhile, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has made it clear that Bell is not a concern, saying the team “needs volunteers, not hostages.”
The Steelers (5-2-1) will look to extend their winning streak to five games when they host the Panthers (6-2) at 8:20 p.m. ET Thursday.