Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said the club was disappointed for DeAndre Hopkins when they learned about his six-game suspension.

"We're all disappointed for him. He's a great competitor. We'll just be fired up when he gets back," said Kingsbury, according to Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic.

Kingsbury added: "We struggled the second half of the (2021) season, and when we get him back, I think that will be a real shot in the arm for the back half, and I know we'll get his best."

The three-time first-team All-Pro was suspended for six games without pay for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy earlier in May. Hopkins issued an apology shortly after his suspension was announced.

He's eligible to participate in the Cardinals' preseason practices and games but will only be allowed to return to the team a few days ahead of its matchup against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football on Oct. 20.