The Pittsburgh Steelers were among numerous teams Monday around the league to kick off the start of the voluntary offseason workout program.
Roethlisberger, who said it was "fun" to be back around teammates, certainly approved of seeing other established players in the building.
"I expect nothing else," Roethlisberger said, via the Steelers' official website. "We want to show we are here, dedicated to this team, dedicated to having a great season. We are all about each other."
Additionally, the Steelers played the past season without Bell, who elected to sit out in lieu of signing a franchise tender. The running back eventually signed a free-agent contract with the New York Jets in March, but pointed out to Sports Illustrated that Roethlisberger was "a factor" in his desire to leave Pittsburgh.
And for younger players like wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who was recently involved in a high-profile Twitter spat with Brown, the veterans set a good example by showing up for voluntary workouts.
"It's important right now," Smith-Schuster said. "The more time we spend together, the more we can build that trust we have with each other and team building.
"Seeing the young guys here, the older guys here, it's great. We are just following their path."