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49ers join the virtual reality movement, too

The list of NFL teams using virtual reality has tripled in a day.

Joining the Cowboys (who adopted the technology last month) and the Buccaneers (who announced plans to use it earlier today), the 49ers have decided to use the system developed and marketed by the company the Cowboys selected.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with STRIVR Labs, which we believe will provide another tool to augment our players’ preparation,” 49ers G.M. Trent Baalke said, via Bruce Feldman of “As all teams do, we are constantly searching for methods to better prepare us for game day. We are confident that STRIVR Labs can provide an advantage.”

The advantage could be short-lived. More teams are expected to begin using virtual reality training soon, which means that the only advantage will come from the effectiveness with which each team uses it.