Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones says he's thankful to see his 23rd birthday ... breaking his silence after his naked, bloody arrest last week.
We broke the story ... Jones was arrested for felony vandalism after a bizarre, nude altercation with his brother at an L.A. apartment. We're told Cayleb -- a Minnesota Vikings player -- was fighting to keep him from jumping out of a hole he kicked out a 30th floor window.
Zay is finally speaking out for the first time since the incident -- on his 23rd birthday -- saying "thankful to be alive. thankful for another year. more life."