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 at Seahawks: Five things to watch, including Vikings' offensive rhythm

The Vikings travel to Seattle for their second preseason game on Friday night, making their final trip out of Minnesota until Sept. 17.


Several Vikings starters still sidelined

It was another day of walking wounded at Vikings camp Wednesday, not good news for a team two days away from preseason game No. 2.


Vikings' Murray still sidelined by ankle, says 'I'm not holding back'

The right ankle surgery that Latavius Murray had in March, with a view toward returning during training camp, kept him on the physically-unable-to-perform list until the Vikings' final two days in Mankato.


Treadwell identifies rookie-year weakness: 'I didn't know how to win'

Laquon Treadwell, who caught only one pass and was targeted only three times last year, said his problem was from relying too much on his talent, rather than refining his technique.


Center of attention: Vikings search for winning combination on offensive line

Based on what's happened since the end of last season, it's understandable if the Vikings felt a foreboding sense of "here we go again" about their offensive line situation.


Injuries leave Vikings secondary undermanned

When the Vikings get back to work, they'll hope to do it with more than 50 percent of their starting secondary on the practice field at Winter Park.


Zimmer: Vikings receivers, defenders need work on press coverage

Defenders were too quick to open their hips after jamming a receiver at the line of scrimmage, Zimmer said, and sometimes gave too much space when playing off receivers. On offense, several of the Vikings' young wideouts struggled to shake press coverage.


Cook's emergence means Vikings' era of one-dimensional backs is over

The Vikings' plan to use Dalvin Cook in a myriad ways was evident against the Bills.


Vikings defensive tackle Datone Jones is finding his sweet spot

Andre Patterson thinks Datone Jones is about to play his ideal position in the NFL for the first time. And the Vikings' coach has a weapon to help Jones improve.


Murray, Reiff return to practice

Running back Latavius Murray practiced for the first time in a Vikings uniform; left tackle Riley Reiff also returned after missing eight consecutive practices because of a back injury.