In response to Bustchise's comment:

Looks like they have given up on "fumbles" mccourty in the return game, also.  Just one step closer to the door now that Leon is there.  Look no further than Brandon for some BB precedent for cutting high draft picks during their rookie contracts.  

Hopefully, Leon makes the cut and can also help w/ return game.  McCourty isn't a bad player, just not as good as some posters make him out to be.  At this point, the patriots still need all the help they can get on defense