Ben Goessling | Star Tribune
Sports reporter | Vikings

Ben Goessling is in his sixth year covering the Vikings, having joined the Star Tribune in 2017 after four seasons at ESPN and one at the Pioneer Press. He is an Apple Valley High School and University of Minnesota graduate.


Vikings give Hughes first-team nickel reps; first-round pick continues to impress

As first-round pick Mike Hughes continues to impress the Vikings in training camp, coaches are giving him more of a chance to shine.


Vikings rookie Thomas builds a McKinnon skill set

Roc Thomas saw how the Vikings had used Jerick McKinnon, what they were going to be missing and realized he might be able to succeed in Minnesota by imitating a bit of what the former third-round pick had done.


Cook among five likely Vikings starters held out of preseason opener

The Vikings opted to hold running back Dalvin Cook out of their preseason opener against the Broncos on Saturday night


Cousins outperforms Vikings' predecessor Keenum in brief showdown

Kirk Cousins was 4-for-4 with a TD pass for the Vikings in the preseason opener Saturday night; Denver's Case Keenum struggled.


Another hole in the line: Easton expected to miss season with neck injury

The Vikings, who were already trying to replace one of their starting guards from the 2017 season, will now likely spend the year without their other returning starter.


'Brothers fight.' Diggs, Rhodes say all is good after practice squabble

Both players said that coach Mike Zimmer's decision to bar them from Wednesday's practice sent a strong message and that things are now good between them.


Vikings start preseason vs. familiar foe in Broncos' Keenum

As the Vikings open the preseason Saturday, they'll line up across from the quarterback whose unlikely rise to the starting job fueled the team's trip to the NFC Championship Game last season: Case Keenum.


Vikings piecing together offensive line as injuries pile up

With Nick Easton, Pat Elflein and Mike Remmers sidelined, the Vikings are digging deeper into their roster as they prepare for Saturday's preseason opener at Denver.


Vikings fans have little trouble filling up new facility in Eagan

The team started releasing more general admission tickets to training camp practices last week, and most of the GA seats in the end zones behind the Vikings' practice fields were full for the better part of the afternoon session.


Vikings defenders feeling hamstrung by new rules on helmet contact

After the season it had, the NFL figured to respond with measures to facilitate more offense. But as the players viewed some examples of hits that would be penalized this season, the Vikings were taken aback.