Ravens to visit White House next Wednesday (other notes)

One of the many perks of winning a professional and college championship is a day on the nation’s biggest stage with a chance to met the president.

The Ravens will make the Super Bowl winners’ traditional visit to the White House next Wednesday to have their title honored by President Barack Obama.

It had previously been reported that departed safety Bernard Pollard will not join the festivities.

Also part of winning a Super Bowl is earning the respect of pundits, and the Ravens have done just that with several players landing on the NFL Network’s ongoing Top 100 Players of 2013 countdown.

The network has ranked Nos. 41-100 to this point, with defensive tackle Haloti Ngata achieving the highest mark so far at No. 42. Linebacker Terrell Suggs was ranked No. 56, return specialist Jacoby Jones was slotted 88th and tight end Dennis Pitta took 100th.

Former Ravens Anquan Boldin (No. 93) and Pollard (87) also have made the list so far. More Ravens are sure to come in the top 40, with Ray Rice, Joe Flacco and Elvis Dumervil among those not yet listed.

In addition, tight end Ed Dickson reportedly signed his restricted tender today and is now under contract for 2013.