Sports reporter | Vikings

Ben Goessling covers the Vikings for the Star Tribune. He has covered the team since 2012, and has previously covered the Twins, Wild, Washington Nationals and prep sports.

After graduating from Apple Valley High School, Goessling majored in accounting and journalism at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters. He coaches high school track and field and cross country, plays electric guitar and enjoys volunteering at Hope Academy in the Phillips neighborhood.


Sharpe hopes for easy transition to Vikings as Diggs' replacement

There's a link in the Vikings offense to Tennessee -- where Tajae Sharpe played for four seasons -- that runs through, of all places, Green Bay.


Vikings add receiver Tajae Sharpe, defensive lineman Anthony Zettel

Sharpe caught 25 passes for four touchdowns last season for Tennessee. He also caught seven passes against the Vikings in his pro debut. Zettel has played for four teams in three seasons.


'Young man's game.' Vikings' player exits prove Zimmer's point

Less than two days after their season ended with a playoff loss to San Francisco, coach Mike Zimmer gave a telling assessment of how the team's offseason would go. It's coming true in NFL free agency.


Vikings re-sign tackle Rashod Hill; Andrew Sendejo heads to Browns

Hill has been a fill-in on the offensive line for the past three seasons; Sendejo will rejoin familiar faces in Cleveland.


Coming and going: Run-stopper Pierce replacing Joseph; Josh Kline cut

Michael Pierce, who started 14 games for Baltimore last season, is expected to replace departing Linval Joseph. Other moves included releasing offensive guard Josh Kline, the team's top free agent acquisition of 2019.


Vikings, Diggs parted because of irreconcilable differences

Once the Vikings went run-heavy with their offensive schemes, Stefon Diggs wanted out. He got his wish this week.


Cousins staying, Diggs going highlights day of turnover for Vikings

The moves underscore the Vikings' commitment to a run-heavy offense that puts Kirk Cousins under center to throw downfield off play action.


Diggs traded to Buffalo in return for batch of draft picks

After an afternoon on social media indicating that something may be in the works, wide receiver Stefon Diggs will be headed to Buffalo in exchange for four draft picks, including the Bills' first-rounder.


Vikings sign Ham and Colquitt, tag Harris and tender Eric Wilson

Ham, who made the Pro Bowl after last season, gets a four-year deal worth $12.25 million.


In surprise move, Vikings give Anthony Harris franchise tag

The safety tied for the NFL lead in interceptions last season.